Oguttu congratulates Besigye on taking oath as “president”


The leader of opposition in Parliament Hon. Wafula Oguttu has sent his congratulations to the newly sworn in “president of Uganda”.

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) says its Presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye was sworn in on Wednesday.

The party did not disclose where exactly the ceremony took place and who presided over it.

FDC promised to divulge details of the event later.

However, according to earlier plans, Besigye was to be sworn in at Nakivubo stadium in the presence of the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

“Congratulations Dr. Kizza Besigye on your difficult but successful swearing-in today as the People’s President of Uganda”, Oguttu said in a social media congratulatory message.

He added: “It is sad that power usurpers have interrupted our joy by arresting you for going downtown to greet your supporters.  God is great.”

According to reports, Besigye left his home in Kasangati under the guise of attending prayers at Christ the King Church in Kampala.

He later changed the plan and headed to downtown Kampala to “buy clothes”.

He then brought business to a standstill when he stopped to wave at supporters.

Crowds surged in a bid to greet him sparking a confrontation with police.

He was arrested and reportedly driven to Naggalama police station in Mukono.

But MP Moses Kasibante claims Besigye jumped out of his vehicle before military could grab him and disappeared.

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