The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is to sue several institutions including the government of Uganda, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Uganda Police and Kenya Airways (KQ), for a series of breaches reportedly committed against its presidential flag bearer, Dr Warren Kizza Besigye.
This follows the continued police presence and detention of Dr Besigye at his home in Kasangati and his arrest at Entebbe International Airport by officials donning CAA reflector jackets, as he returned from a tour of the United Kingdom and the United States.
Addressing the media at the FDC headquarters Najjanankumbi the FDC Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija, said the party’s working committee will meet with its lawyers tomorrow to find a way forward.
“If Besigye wants to meet any person he has to employ his military tactics to escape from his home,’’ Mr. Kaijja said, adding that the FDC has received intelligence reports that there is an ongoing recruitment of ‘poor youth’ into joining the ragtag criminal outfit dubbed Kifesi to indulge in violence as the FDC conduct non-violence activities.
The recruits are being conducting at a place near Nakasero market and are targeting the desperate youths who have no jobs and are willing to do anything for survival in case of any payment, Mr Kaija said.
The FDC position comes in the wake of Dr Besigye being stopped earlier today by police, from attending court where he was set to fulfill his bail condition. Besigye is facing treason charges.
However, when the police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was contacted about the recent Besigye detention, he said that police was not aware about Besigye’s court schedule today.
About two weeks ago Besigye returned from the foreign trip and on arrival at the airport, which is supervised by the CAA, he was immediately arrested on the airside and reportedly whisked off by security operatives donning CAA-embossed reflector jackets. And asked Kaweesi about the seeming anomaly, he said the people who arrested Dr Besigye were police officers not CAA staff. He, however, could not fully explain why they wore the CAA-embossed jackets.
Meanwhile, Mukono Municipality Woman MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke is set to lobby parliament, seeking an explanation about the presence of several security operatives at Besigye’s Kasangati, which many now refer to as ‘Kasangati State House’.