The Inter party Cooperation, a loose opposition coalition, has accused the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) of deploying soldiers in Kibuku district to allegedly intimidate their supporters.
IPC campaign bureau spokeswoman Margaret Wokuri says the UPDF soldiers was deployed in the area during President Yoweri Museveni's visit on the 6th of this month just three days before Dr. Kiiza Besigye also visited the same area.
Wokuri says todate the soldiers have not been moved suggesting they could be up for some mischief.
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Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, the spokesperson Special Forces Brigade Edison Kwesiga said the soldiers are always deployed ahead of President Museveni's visit and withdrawn immediately after his departure. Kwesiga says there is no reason to keep them in the area if the President has left.
Defence spokesman Lt. Col. Felix Kulaigye says there is nothing strange with army deployments reasoning if they are still in the area it could be for future plans.
Describing the allegations as "cheap politics", Kulaigye accuses the IPC of looking for grounds for for future petitions. He wonders why the UPDF would be involved in intimidating supporters of a presidential candidate.
This is the second time since the presidential campaigns kicked off that the IPC is claiming intimidation by the UPDF. Last week they claimed that a field force unit had been created to help district authorities create what is called Village Crime Fighters.
This annoyed the UPDF so much that they gave the IPC a two-day ultimatum to retract the statements or be dragged to court.