FDC candidate, Kizza Beisgye, says he will continue with his defiance campaign in the 2016 message.
The Electoral Commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu, yesterday warned Besigye with consequences if he persists in preaching defiance.
Kiggundu said the commission was committed to free, fair and peaceful elections suggesting that Besigye’s messages were likely to attract violence.
According to FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Besigye is preparing people “to rise up” in case President Yoweri Musevenu’s camp “rigs elections” in 2016.
“Unless Kiggundu is preparing to steal the election, he shouldn’t be bothered by Besigye’s message,” Nganda suggested.
Speaking to press Thursday morning at his Kasangati home, Besigye he is arousing the population to regain their power and total freedom.
Turning attention to Kiggundu, Besigye said even when court ruled that 2006 presidential elections were not free or fair, EC went ahead and announced Museveni as winner.
“EC is not independent and not even competent to conduct a free and fair election. It’s failed before.”
He said Kiggundu’s threats did not come as a surprise but he [Besigye] was not breaking any law.
“I’m not surprised at all by such utterances from the Commission. I suspect that these are utterances EC will be communicating on behalf of other authorities. If there is anything that I am doing that us violating the law, EC is not a law enforcement agency.”
Besigye said it is a legitimate right of every citizen to work for justice and fairness.
“If there’s any actions they (EC) want to take they are welcome.”
Besigye is today in Mukono district preaching defiance and non-compliance.