The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has forced blogger Isma Olaxes to make a public apology after he was captured making ‘reckless” comments following the riots in Kampala and surrounding areas recently.
Isma was recorded making threatening comments to different members of opposition accusing them of wanting to deliberately promote hooliganism at the expense of state power.
“We shall not allow this hooliganism, we shall beat you, we shall knock you,” Isma rallied in the video in which he mentioned among others singers; Wycliff Tugume alias Ykee Bender and Alexander Bagonza alias A Pass.
However, a source inside the NRM says the party big wigs were not happy with Isma’s comments and therefore demanded he retracts the comments and issues an apology immediately.
Indeed, the motor-mouthed blogger was yesterday forced to make a clear apology to the families of those who lost relatives in the riots as well as the artists he mentioned in the prior video.
“It was political tension, all sides were bringing fire, so in that mood, I said what I said. I have listened to them again and come to the conclusion some comments were not called for. I send my condolences to the families that lost loved ones,” Isma groveled.
Isma said he intended to tell artists A Pass and Ykee Bender to promote non-violence but the message could have gone off wrong.
“They (artistes) should be neutral, they should tell the difference between protests and demonstrations. People in the diaspora supporting NUP are busy releasing videos calling for the death of certain people in Uganda. This is wrong as well. However, I am sorry for those I made angry with my video,” he added.