Opposition Forum for Democratic Change has announced that on12th May, 2016 Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye will be sworn in as a President of Uganda.
On the same day, President Yoweri Museveni will be taking oath at Kololo Independence Grounds.
FDC says the swearing in of Besigye will establish a transitional government of national unity to restore the control of national resources and state institutions to the people of Uganda.
The transitional government will take actions to rescue Uganda from the clutches of a regime that stole the election and steals the future from Ugandans every day, the party said.
“The transition will be inclusive, peaceful and without retribution. It is hoped that those who stole the election will accept their time has passed and it is in their interest not to resort to violence.”
In his statement titled: “Regaining Control Over Our Country” issued on May 10, 2016, Besigye says the Museveni/NRM regime has ignored the path Forum for Democratic Change has recommended that could help return our country to constitutional rule, following the fraudulent 2016 presidential election and subsequent gross violations of the constitution.
“Mr. Museveni, together with some members of his NRM regime, is going ahead to use the armed forces to overthrow the will of the people of Uganda. They seek to retain power by force of arms!”
Besigye said the people of Uganda decided, through the election of 18/02/2016, to change the leadership of our country.
“They clearly said: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH to the 30-year leadership of Mr. Museveni. After 30 years of Museveni/NRM rule, Ugandans are crying out loudly due to biting poverty, massive unemployment, collapse of education and health care, collapse of agriculture, collapse of businesses and economic development, excessive taxes, collapse of the physical infrastructure (roads, rail, water transport etc), insufficient and unaffordable power (electricity), etc.”
He said that was why Ugandans are desirous to regain control of their country because the “country cannot remain captive to a handful of corrupt warlords in the NRM regime”.
“Mr. Museveni may have control of our armed forces and our national resources, but he does not have the support of the people of Uganda. There is also evidence that the majority of members of the armed forces voted for change.”
Besigye said on 12/05/2016, FDC will establish leadership of the country as mandated- a transitional government of national unity.
He said this leadership will restore to the people of Uganda, the control of the national resources and the national institutions.
“The people of Uganda are entitled to share our national resources equitably and to enjoy equal opportunities.”
He said the launch of the People’s Government will take place in the Capital City of Kampala, led by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who is now under house arrest.
FDC called upon Ugandans to pray for the country and join them free for the 1 pm special service at Christ the King Church, Kampala to pray and defend constitutional rights.
“We implore our regional neighbours and the international community to boycott the sham coronation of Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” the party said in a statement.
However, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said opposition is not allowed to hold a gathering or a swearing in ceremony which was blocked by a court order.
Besigye, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafula Oguttu, FDC spokesperson Semujju Nganda and now the Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka are all confined to their homes by police.
Enanga says the confinement is a precautionary measure but the officials are free to leave if they abide by a court order.
On Tuesday, Besigye issued what he called evidence of 2016 vote rigging proclaiming himself as winner of the 2016 elections.
Police chief Kale Kayihura earlier in the week warned Besigye not to dare disrupt the president’s inauguration.