The president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has described the fallen deputy Inspector of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech as someone who had distinguished military career which many younger officers and men were eager to emulate but it was destroyed by President Museveni.
His remarks followed the death of Gen Lokech who passed on at the weekend at his home due to blood clot.
“Gen. Lokech was a gallant, courageous and fine soldier. A lot has been said about his bravery on the battle-field. His peers talk of how he commanded from the front, sometimes putting his life on the line. Unfortunately, the Museveni regime has not only destroyed our nation, it has also distinguished itself in destroying careers and reputations of great men and women,” said Kyagulanyi in a statement,
Kyagulanyi said it is a pity that Lokech had accepted to be used to curtail political freedom.
“Gen. Museveni, afraid to his skin of an impending election defeat, and well aware of the kind of rigging he was plotting to do, decided to deploy Gen. Paul Lokech to stop any attempt of the people of Uganda to rise up and reclaim their democratic rights, ”he noted.
Kyagulanyi questioned the manner of death of many prominent persons over the past years.
“To date, there are many deaths which have left more questions than answers and this is one of them. To all soldiers and police officers who are still alive, my appeal to you is that you learn a lesson about this tragedy. One day we shall all be gone and what will remain is the memory of the works we did. Work for that,” he advised.