Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) strongman, Kizza Besigye has been placed under ‘house arrest’.
According to police Chief General Kale Kayihura, Dr Besigye will be confined at his home in Kasangati to regulate his movements, following the opposition’s denouncement of the results of the February 18 polls.
A day before the elections, Dr Besigye was confined to his Kasangati home, where he spent 47 days, after announcing a ‘defiance campaign’.
And today Gen Kayihura asked Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party to drop the defiance campaign, which he says disrespects the Court order which Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana secured from Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, to restrain opposition activities ahead of and during the swearing in ceremony of President-elect Yoweri Museveni on May 12.
Dr. Besigye told EagleOnline last week in an interview that without an audit of last February general elections, he intends to lead a countrywide defiance campaign and thereafter, name his cabinet that he will work with as an ‘elected president’.
“So, as it is, there is a constitutional crisis because the candidate declared as a winner by the Electoral Commission is not conclusively elected unless the Supreme Court process has been completed” Dr Besigye said.
Adding “No! Of course we have made it very clear that the government is only formed by the winner. We have categorically stated that we are the winners of this election so if there is any consideration of forming a government of national unity, it should be us forming it and inviting Mr Museveni’s party to join such a government. And in our own manifesto we made it clear that we intend to form a government of national unity and we are already in the process of doing so. And if as it seems our proposal for an independent audit is not taken seriously, then we shall be left with absolutely no option but to go ahead and form government as mandated by the people of Uganda”
FDC party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu yesterday revealed that the party isn’t deterred by the Court order because matters of worship are enshrined in the constitution.