Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate in the just concluded elections Kizza Besigye has said he will walk from his home the electoral commission to collect the results.
Besigye yesterday asked all people around Kampala to join him as he walks from Kasangati home at 9:00 AM today.
“Tomorrow I am going to the Electoral Commission to receive their results. I will then meet the campaign team and following that we will go around the country and collect all our information in order to prepare a well-considered response. This is a right we take for granted and are not asking for permission,” he said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.
He further added; “If you are in Kampala join me to walk to the Electoral Commission. We leave my gate at Kasangati at 9:00AM. Police will try to stop us, I know; but this is about claiming our rights. We will walk peacefully.”
Besigye called upon people to rally behind the demand for an independent and transparent audit of the 2016 presidential election results.
Kizza Besigye, who has been placed under house arrest since Friday lost to president Museveni in the presidential election.
According the results announced on Saturday, he scored 35.4 per cent while Museveni got 60.8 per cent of the total votes.
The United States of America said it is concerned by the “continued house arrest of opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye” and called for his immediate release.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has asked Besigye to “respect the law as well as the rights of the parents, their children and the travelling public” today.
He said Besigye’s “failure to comply will leave the police no option but to use necessary means to maintain law and order in accordance with the Constitution.”