"I am ready to take on Mao and he should prepare to accommodate over 10,000 witnesses that will come with me," she said.
Mukono Municipality MP and Buganda Democratic Party (DP) Vice-president Betty Nambooze addressing the media at Cardinal Nsubuga Memorial Training Centre Nsambya Kampala on April 7, 2017.Photos by Ramadhan Abbey
The Buganda Democratic Party (DP) Vice-president Betty Nambooze said that she will appear before the party disciplinary committee if she is officially summoned.
"If I am officially summoned by the DP National Executive Committee (NEC), I am ready to take on Mao and he should prepare to accommodate over 10,000 witnesses that will come with me," she told journalist at a press conference.
Nambooze was permitted to hold a press conference by Kabalagala Police at Cardinal Nsubuga Memorial Training Centre Nsambya, a Kampala suburb after putting up a fight.
At about 9:00 am, police led by ASP George Omonyi the OC Kabalagala Police Station arrived at the event and ordered Nambooze and her supporters to vacate the place over security issues but in vain.
"This gathering is unlawful according to the Public Order Management Act, you did not seek permission from us and therefore we will not allow you to have a press briefing here," Omonyi said.
Nambooze responded, "We can only leave this place after talking to the media and we are not leaving this place Mr. Police officer now or else arrest me. We have paid for this venue and we are not in danger."
Omonyi accused Nambooze and her supporters of holding a conference that would bring insecurity, adding that, "We have learnt that there is a group coming to fight you here, and we have to ensure your security. Therefore we advise you vacate the premise."
Following the scuffle, the OC Kabalagala police station was seen making phone calls and later conceded and allowed Nambooze to address the press on grounds.