Besigye Postpones Return As Police Vows To Block ‘Grand Welcome’
By Serestino Tusingwire
Uganda’s opposition strongman Col. Dr Kizza Besigye has postponed his return to the country which was initially scheduled for Thursday this week, to Monday (October 3), due to what he called unavoidable reasons.
The FDC’s deputy spokesperson Wafula Oguttu confirmed the postponement on Tuesday afternoon.
“On behalf of the organizing committee for the return of the Besigye from a long trip in USA and Europe, we wish to inform FDC supporters that due to unavoidable reasons, there has been a change in his travel arrangements, and will be returning on Monday October 03, 2016,” said Oguttu.
FDC supporters were anxiously waiting to give a ‘grand welcome’ to their leader who has been out of the country for almost a month. They were planning for a procession along Entebbe road but police had vowed to crush whoever gets involved in the procession.
Police spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi told journalists on Monday that Entebbe Road is a no-go area for political activities and police would not allow the procession to happen.
“We can’t allow anybody assemble along Entebbe highway to disrupt peace. Whoever continues with the alleged procession will not be allowed to see the light of the day,” Kaweesi warned.
However, FDC maintains their plans for the procession saying come next Monday, they will be ready to show their love for him despite Police threats.