Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, says it is the army and not the electoral commission chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, who is not in charge of February elections.
“I respect Dr. Kiggundu but he is not in charge,” Lukwago said while appearing on NBS TV morning breeze last week.
“The generals are in charge. Listen to IGP Kale Kayihura’s statements.”
Kayihura said they [government] would not hand over power to opposition because they fought for that power.
Now incarcerated army General, David Sejusa, also said FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, won the 2006 elections but the army rigged for President Yoweri Museveni.
“We are dealing with a dictatorship under which politics has been personalised. The generals are in charge of elections,” Lukwago maintained.
Lukwago said it was only his candidate, Kizza Besigye’s message of defiance that resonates with the people’s aspirations for change.
According to him, it is the duty of every citizen to resist illegal acts.
He cited the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, who is cautioning opposition against health sector comments.
“We are being treated unfairly (cites Gen. Sejusa). As stakeholders, we are having to deal with stick holders.”
Lukwago said Ugandans are rallying behind Kizza Besigye in large numbers.
“You’ve seen that in all the regions. Change is coming.”
“We are civil people and will concede defeat should we lose fairly. The stage is being set for this to be an unfair election.”
Lukwago said for example, Dr Kiggundu can’t make any decision on his own.
“Everything going on now is in the hands of Gen. Kayihura and Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.”
Tumukunde is on President Museveni’s campaign team and has been on several occasions accused by former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, of antagonising his rallies or buying off his mobilisers.
He said Ugandans don’t want to hear about how “NRM is going to fight corruption” given their record in the past.