The Uganda Diaspora P10 has sent a congratulatory message to the Forum for Democratic Party (FDC) Party and HE Col (rtd) Dr. Kizza Besigye Kifefe upon his swearing-in on May 11, 2016, as the duly elected President of the Republic of Uganda.
“We recognize you as the President of the people of Uganda, who expressed their will to be governed by you, on February 18, 2016,” P10 said in the message.
“We wish you well and look forward to providing your government with full support and cooperation in the process of restoring democracy and the rule of law in Uganda.”
FDC on Wednesday released a video claiming Besigye had been sworn in as a people’s president before he was arrested and whisked away to prison.
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafula Oguttu was the first to send him a congratulatory message.
Besigye would reportedly later form his transitional government of national unity.
Ugandans in diaspora now say they are looking forward to a Uganda where equity, equality and respect for Human Rights, and especially the right for free speech, freedom of association and worship are upheld and respected.
“These are inalienable rights that are not granted by the state and therefore, no state apparatus should take it upon themselves to gag, control, trample upon, or apportion these rights as they wish.”
“It is in this same regard that we support your vision and ideology of subordinating the guns and all instruments of governance that have been abused by the dictatorship to suppress and abuse the rights of the people of Uganda.”
P10 called upon Ugandans to rise up to support the government of HE Col (Rtd) Dr. Kizza Besigye from the” tyranny of the militants who have usurped the will of the people”.
“We implore the population to make the use of their power to the fullest, to ensure that no government is formed out of fraudulent elections. We ask that Ugandans from all walks of life find a common place of convergence so as to defeat sectarianism, nepotism, tribalism, state inspired corruption, and dictatorship.”
Jackie Oloya Chairperson Uganda Diaspora says Uganda should not be transformed into a dictatorship’s paradise.
No leader, however powerful, shall not rule by force of the gun so as to retire in power, he adds.
“Uganda is not a personal enterprise; it is a nation of able, autonomous men and women, with aspirations, visions, and hopes. Their aspirations should not be stonewalled, or thwarted by dictator Museveni in collaboration with the Gestapo-like Police and Special Forces commanded by his son,” Oloya observed.
He urged the armed forces of Uganda to abide by their constitutional obligation that subordinates them to a civilian rule and to serve the common interest of Ugandans.
He said on February 18, 2018, more than 52% of Ugandans expressed their will to be governed by President Dr. Kizza Besigye Kifefe. Among this, voter forces who voted in nearly all military facilities in support of HE Dr.Kizza Besigye Kifefe.
“It therefore, very important to demonstrate the professionalism of the armed by remaining steadfast and pro-people of Uganda . We call the international community to recognize and pro forces vide full support to H.E. Dr. K izza Besigye and his yet to be formed government.”
Oloya called upon the international community to impose a travel ban on all the elements of the government who have allegedly continued to violate the fundamental rights of the people of Uganda with impunity.
“We urge you to take bold steps to liquidate all their assets and withhold any transactions with the regime until they relinquish the instruments of leadership to the people’s President.”
He added: “We, once again, would like to Dr. Kiz convey our congratulation to H. E. President, Col (Rtd). za Besigye Kifefe upon his inauguration as the legitimate Republic of Uganda. Long live Uganda. One Uganda, One People!”