D-day as Police battle Defiant FDC

The developments in the recent days are likely to culminate into a clash of egos-between Uganda Police and defiant Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) members who will be holding prayers at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi.

FDC president Mugisha Muntu yesterday said that no one has the right to stop the party from holding prayers while Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye said that they are ready to crush anyone who is planning to defy court orders.

On Friday, Justice Kavuma in an Ex parte order banned on the party’s “defiance” activities and countrywide demonstrations which will take place on Thursday 5th May, 2016.

However, Kizza Besigye said it is shocking “that a court can make far-reaching restrictions on citizens’ rights without hearing from the citizens affected.”

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) maintains that their candidate Kizza Besigye won the presidential polls but was rigged out by the incumbent.

The party has been demanding for an independent audit of the election results.

The party has set 12th May when Kizza Besigye will be sworn in as the president of Uganda, the same day when Museveni is slated to be sworn as he starts his fifth term in office.

Last week, Besigye argued that “Mr Museveni has no qualifications to be sworn in. It should be the task of Ugandans to stop him.”

Social media messages

“It is #BlackTuesday tomorrow (today) and prayers will go on nationwide. If you cannot attend prayers, you may still join in by wearing Black. We will win by defiance,” a message on FDC official Facebook page reads.

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