Video: Besigye sworn in as president, arrested


Forum for Democratic Change says its presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has taken oath as president of Uganda.

Besigye beat police surveillance at his home in Kasangati to storm down town Kampala.

Uganda Police Force smoked him out and surrounded him.

The opposition party said Besigye was sworn in at Nakivubo stadium in the heart of the city and promised to produce evidence.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was supposed to preside over the ceremony.

Details of how the swearing in ceremony,  which was earlier planned for Thursday, went down are yet to emerge.

After the said ceremony, Besigye addressed crowds down town Kampala as the “new president of Uganda”.

FDC now says “H.E. Besigye” will establish a transitional government of national unity.

In a statement last evening, Besigye declared his new government of national unity.

President Yoweri Museveni is due to be sworn in tomorrow.

Besigye arrested

Meanwhile, after a cat and mouse chase with police, Besigye was arrested and driven away.

He has been driven to Naggalama police station in Mukono.

Police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse Besigye’s supporters in Kampala.

Other reports say police beat up his supporters using clubs to restore calm in the city.

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