A planned meeting between FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye, Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi and a team of lawyers has flopped after the Police blocked them from accessing Besigye’s home in Kasangati.
Besigye, Mbabazi and the lawyers were meant to meet and reportedly compare notes on the prospects of a petition to the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the February 18 general election.
The two candidates have been vocal about their issues with how the polls were conducted with both of them refuting the results that put incumbent Yoweri Museveni at a staggering 60.6%.
However, Article 104 of the Constitution gives aggrieved candidates up to 10 days, after the declaration of the election results, to prepare and lodge a presidential election petition. This implies that the pair is left with only two days to finalize the petition.
One of the lawyers part of the convoy, Mr David Mpanga exclaimed that what is happening is unfair and selfish.
“I do not think that Kizza Besigye has had a fair opportunity to prepare for a petition. This is very unfortunate for him and for the country,” Mr Mpanga wrote on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile police dismissed any wrong doing in turning away Mr Mbabazi, saying that he was being protected from trouble.