Museveni rallies Kampala councilors against Besigye, Lukwago

President Museveni on Sunday met Kampala city councilors at state house who won in the just concluded elections.


State House reported that “the President called upon the Councilor-elects not to be misled by wrong elements and not to listen to the members of the opposition groups who move around inciting the public to participate in strikes that are not genuine to cause confusion. He advised them to instead respect the court process and await its outcome.”

The leading opposition figures who have been forcing government into outright maneuvers and sleepless nights include Dr. Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

For instance, Lukwago was impeached in 2013 in a move orchestrated by government and commended by the minister for Kampala and presidency Frank Tumwebaze.

President Museveni advised the councilors to remain calm since their participation in the recently concluded elections was clearly spelt out by the Electoral Commission.

The meeting was prompted by constitutional court petition seeking to eliminate councilors, divisional mayor-elects and members of par elect from the Capital City.

“You as councilors should not worry at all because it’s not your role to interpret what the law stipulates,” the President was quoted telling the councilors.

Commenting on the meeting Lukwago yesterday said President Museveni meeting councilors over the weekend is a manifestation of the crisis at KCCA.

He argued that a “clandestine” meeting between Museveni and councilor-elects is improper.