National Youth Activists who call themselves (Red Top Brigade) have authored a letter to President Yoweri Museveni warning him of consequences incase he doesn’t relinquish power “after losing elections”.
The brigade made sure their letter to Museveni reached him in style.
They packaged it as a bomb, put it in three bags which they placed in different parts of the Central Business District of Kampala City.
One was at the Constitutional Square and the other two were along Namirembe Road; spreading panic as people scattered in fear thinking they contained explosive devices.
Police swiftly dispatched Counter Terrorism Officers to the scene and on searching the bags, the bomb squad found stones, wires and documents purporting to contain results from the Presidential Elections, labelled from “The Red Top Brigade”.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says a preliminary assessment of the situation surmised that the staged scare is most likely one of the unconstitutional means that some groups are trying to use to cause civil instability, and to push for demonstrations and violent strife on the streets of Kampala.
“Nevertheless, in light of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks by groups such as the al-Shabaab militant movement, the staged scare will not be treated lightly,” he said.
-Inside the letter-
The letter dated 1st March 2016 claims that Forum for Democratic Change candidate, Kizza Besigye, won 2016 elections with 5,413,524 votes amounting to 53.6% followed by National Resistance Movement [NRM] candidate Yoweri Museveni with 3,940,720 votes amounting to 40% and former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, in third place with 126,127 votes amounting to 1.31%.
The rest of the candidates; Maureen Kyalya, Joseph Mabirizi, Abed Bwanika and Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, share the remaining percentage.
The Red Top Brigade demands the removal of the police from Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati since “they have no business locking down their own elected president as according to the results declared”.
“And we are hereby denouncing the fake results of Dr. Badru Kiggundu [the electoral commission chairman].”
“We strongly condemn the army and the police commanders who has deployed the forces all over the Nation to intimidate the people of Uganda as they are trying to follow the democracy.”
The activists in their letter labelled army Chief of Defence Forces [CDF] General Katumba Wamala, President Yoweri Museveni and Eng. Badru Kiggundu as “gang stars who should stand warned”.
“We urge our fellow Ugandans to remain strong, courageous and hope full as you await the Declaration Ceremony of President Elect, Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye to take place in May 2016,” their letter reads.