Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former member of parliament for Kotido municipality, Bildard Adome has said if anything happens to his life, the security forces should be held responsible.
Addressing the media on Wednesday in Kotido, Adome claimed that he has been attacked several times by plain clothed security personnel under the guise of hunting cattle rustlers.
He told the media that some security officers have often advised him to leave Kotido and go stay elsewhere, which he has since declined saying Kotido is his home.
“I am telling you my brothers and sisters from the media that this maybe my last time to address the media because I live everyday as it comes, not sure of the next, soldiers and police are trailing me since the time I lost elections,” he said.
Adome had contested to retain his seat in the 2021 elections under the NRM ticket but lost in the primaries and later contested as an independent candidate but lost to Mohamed Didi of NRM.
“I have raised this to the 3rd division commander Brigadier Joseph Balikudembe but it seems he’s not interested in prevailing over soldiers under his command from threatening my life,” he said.
Adome said on Tuesday at around 7:30pm, policemen and soldiers accosted him as he was on the way to his home.
“They handcuffed me, told me me to remove my shoes and one officer cocked a gun ready to shot me if I resisted their order to sit down”, he said.
He said he was later released when one councilor pleaded for him and he also restrained all the people he was moving with.
Moses Lokiru, one of the neighbors to the former MP said, every one hour, armed soldiers move around the home of the former MP.
“As neighbours of Hon Adome we are also living in fear because we don’t know the motive of security trailing the former MP,” he said.
Brig. Joseph Balikudembe, the 3rd division commander when contacted said he wasn’t aware of what Adome was going through, and he promised to investigate.
The Kotido district police commander Moses Akena also said he was shocked to hear that the former legislator is being threatened and appealed Adome to report the threats to police so that police can open investigations.