Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will go on with plans to disrupt president Museveni’s swearing in ceremony slated for 12th May, 2016.
Kizza Besigye, the party’s presidential candidate in the February 18th presidential elections while addressing media on Saturday at his home in Kasangati said the party will not heed to deputy chief justice’s court order stopping FDC defiance activities.
On Friday, Justice Kavuma in an Ex parte order banned the party’s “defiance” activities and countrywide demonstrations which will take place on Thursday 5th May, 2016.
Besigye noted that it is shocking “that a court can make far-reaching restrictions on citizens’ rights without hearing from the citizens affected.”
He argued that Article 43 of the Constitution upon which Justice Kavuma based on his order doesn’t allow anybody to take back people’s rights capriciously.
Article 43 spells out general limitation on fundamental and other human rights and freedoms.
It says “limitation of the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms prescribed by this Chapter beyond what is acceptable and demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic society, or what is provided in this Constitution (of Uganda).”
On Tuesday last week, Besigye argued that “Mr Museveni has no qualifications to be sworn in. It should be the task of Ugandans to stop him.”