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Death threats bar Obote’s return – UPC

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th November 2004 03:00 AM

EXILED former president Milton Obote will not return unless President Yoweri Museveni withdraws death threats against him

EXILED former president Milton Obote will not return unless President Yoweri Museveni withdraws death threats against him, reports Patrick Jaramogi.

Uganda People’s Congress Presidential Policy Commission chairman Dr. James Rwanyarare said this on Thursday.

He said, while opening Hotel Africana in 1997, Museveni said Obote would be killed on arrival at Entebbe Airport.

He said the threat has never been withdrawn.
Obote who has been in exile in Lusaka, Zambia since 1985, can now return and contest in elections after the court nullified section section 13 of the parties’s Act.

Rwanyarare said, “So long as the situation is still not favourable for his return, I cannot just take the risk to invite Obote to face death.”
He said UPC had commendable candidates like Aggrey Awori, (Busia north MP) and Stephen Malinga. He said UPC’s aim was not to get state power but struggles to to install peace and
democracy.

Death threats bar Obote’s return – UPC

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