Opposition legislators Tuesday stormed out of Serena Conference Centre and left President Yoweri Museveni delivering the State of the Nation Address.
The president had just said that all Ugandans are intelligent and are able to tell what is good and what is bad if “you are able to show it clearly”.
He went on to tackle what he called the shame of illegal fishing on Ugandan waters only to be interrupted by Members of Parliament who started waving placards.
“Release Besigye… Release Besigye,” the placards read.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was quick to spot the placards and ordered the holders to put them down.
“Put down your placards Honourable members,” Kadaga implored while the members clapped and murmured.
Museveni ignored them and continued speaking.
Makindye West MP Hon. Allan Ssewanyana Hon. Munyagwa Mubarak Sserunga, MP Kawempe Division South then stood up and walked out of the session.
— Shawn Mubiru (@ShawnMubiru) May 31, 2016
Solidarity with Besigye?
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] on Tuesday resolved to dress in yellow T-shirts in solidarity with Kizza Besigye who is currently on remand at Luzira prisons.
Besigye who was recently photographed wearing a yellow prisons uniform, is accused of treason after he declared himself president and even took oath in Kampala.
Besigye is expected in Nakawa Court tomorrow June 1 for the mention of his case.
A hashtag #WeAreAllPrisoners is running on social media platforms at the same time President Yoweri Museveni is delivering the State of the Nation Address.
Most FDC supporters are now clad in yellow attire with the words “We are all prisoners” inscribed on them.
They argue that detaining Besigye makes them prisoners too and will dress like that until he is released.