Police makes major blunders in letter to FDC

Uganda police force has written an interesting letter Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] demanding the video that shows opposition leader Kizza Besigye being sworn in as president of Uganda.

The letter dated September 2, 2016 is addressed to the FDC Secretary General, Hon Nandala Mafabi.

In the letter, Ag deputy director of Special Investigations Department [SID], Odongo Mark Paul, requests that the part produces a video recording on the purported swearing in of Besigye which was circulated on what he calls “tweeter handle”.

While the recipient was still struggling to gauge whether police boss meant “Twitter”, Odongo shifted the swearing to a date before even elections were held.

“The video in question was circulated on your official party tweeter handle on May 5th 2015,” Odongo wrote.


The presidential elections were held in February 2016 hence there is no way Besigye could have been sworn in before being voted for.

“In the said video, Dr Kizza Besigye is seen taking oath of president,” the policeman insisted.

The said video circulated on social media in May this year before Besigye was arrested and charged with treason.

“This is therefore to request you to avail us an official version of the said video to facilitate investigations,” Odongo directed Mafabi.

In response, FDC employed satire and informed the policeman that in 2015, Besigye had not been registered as their presidential candidate.

“We can confirm that on May 5th, 2015 Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye was not yet a registered Presidential candidate for 2016 elections,” FDC responded.

We are yet to learn what follows next.

Here is the video in question: 

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