Opondo advises Besigye to check in at Butabika


Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has advised the opposition Forum for Democratic Change leaders who continue to dispute the outcomes of 2016 elections to got to Butabika hospital for a mental check-up.

“Whoever says they don’t trust the courts of law in Uganda should go to Butabika,” Opondo said while appearing on NBS TV on Monday.

On Tuesday, Besigye released 23 tweets which he said contained evidence of 2016 election fraud.

He still considers himself the winner of 2016 general elections, having garnered 52% of the total vote.

Opondo, however, demanded to know where in the constitution rejecting results through defiance provided for.

“Where? They [FDC] need to have their head checked.”

“You don’t become above the law simply because you were a presidential candidate. Mr Kizza Besigye ought to abide by the rules.”

He said while government can capably send Besigye to prison, for now, they are opting for house arrest.

Ofwono said the presence of the military is not a threat because it has not forced a single shop to close in Kampala.

“We hope the swearing in ceremony will usher in a new era that will lead us to a better direction.”

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