Former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has lost his temper at opposition members who met President Yoweri Museveni under the Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD), a coalition that brings together all political parties represented in Parliament.
The group led by Democratic Party Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga during a meeting held at State House, Entebbe on Saturday July 2, pleaded with the president to release Besigye and Nakawa division MP Michael Kabaziguruka.
Besigye is on remand at Luzira prison for treason while Kabaziguruka is remanded at Kigo prison for treachery.
Museveni said he could not release Kabaziguruka because he tried to assassinate him at Kisozi farm while Besigye was planning something with former coordinator of intelligence services Gen David Sejusa.
IPOD members also pushed for a dialogue between opposition and government.
While meeting with Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda at Luzira on Thursday, Besigye said he was upset that opposition went to Museveni to plead for his freedom.
Besigye appealed to FDC secretary general Nandala Mafabi not to join IPOD pleas saying they were pushing for their own selfish agenda.
“They cannot trade the people’s president with Museveni over tea,” Besigye is quoted as saying.
On the same day, Nakawa Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda visited Luzira prison for routine checks on detention centres under the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS).
The magistrate promised to compile a report on the circumstances prisoners including Besigye are living in at Luzira.