FDC Sets Date For Besigye Swearing In, Ready To Form Government

Uganda’s leading opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has revealed that Dr. Kizza Besigye will be sworn in as president of Uganda on 12th May, 2015, the same day when president Museveni will be sworn in.

Dr. Kizza Besigye campaigning in Luwero district
Dr. Kizza Besigye campaigning in Luwero district

This comes a day after Dr. Kizza Besigye, the party flab bearer in the February 18th presidential election said that president Museveni did not win and has no capacity to be sworn in as president.

On Monday, the party revealed that it is planning massive demonstrations as part of the party’s free my vote campaign.

The demonstrations will take place on 5th May days before Museveni’s swearing in ceremony.

“Mr Museveni has no qualifications to be sworn in. It should be the task of Ugandans to stop him,” Besigye told a local television on Tuesday.

Adding; “Our purpose is not to stop the swearing in but to establish who should be sworn in. That’s why we recommend an independent audit.”

He said that FDC won the presidential election and the party is prepared to form a government.

However, Besigye admitted that if an independent audit is carried out and the party finds that it lost election, it will accept the outcome.