Police seals off Besigye, Lukwago homes, FDC offices


Police on standby near Besigye home

Police has blocked the road leading to former FDC Presidential Candidate Dr  Kizza Besigye on the same day opposition is supposed to stage an election protest.

Police was early in the week deployed at Besigye’s home in Kasangati to curtail his movements.

Police chief Kale Kayihura said Besigye was still insistent on defying a court issued by court banning defiance campaign activities for four weeks.

He said the opposition leader would be confined to his home until further notice.

Police early Thursday morning blocked the road to his home and barred all journalists to access it.

Besigye has, however, not attempted to leave his home.

Other forces were seen at Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home in Wakaligga Rubaga division.

He was only released yesterday on bail after being arrested at FDC weekly prayers on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, police has also deployed heavily and sealed off FDC offices at Najjanankumbi along Entebbe road.

The May 5 FDC demonstration was supposed to start from Najjanankumbi to Nakivubo Blue Primary School.

In a statement last evening, Besigye said 5th May 2016, is the start of Nation-wide demonstrations in demand of an Independent, Internationally-supervised Audit of the 2016 presidential elections.

“This has become necessary because we never had the recourse to petition the Supreme Court of Uganda, challenging the presidential election results announced by the Electoral Commission on 20th February 2016.”

He said a recourse to petition the Supreme Court is guaranteed for every presidential candidate by the Constitution of Uganda.

“No one is conclusively elected as President of Uganda until that recourse has been exhausted.”

He added: “If Mr Museveni and his junta decline the offer of undertaking an Independent Audit, we’ll be left with no option but to go ahead and publish the results of the 2016 elections in our possession and to form government as mandated by the people of Uganda.”

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