Monday, May 9, 2011

Besigye to Return to Uganda on May 12th

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader-Kizza Besigye is planning a grand return from Nairobi to Uganda on May the 12th –this according to media reports from Uganda. This is the same day President Yoweri Museveni will be swearing-in at Kololo Independence Grounds for the 4th term in office. 

Media reports indicate that Besigye’s party is mobilising more than 500,000 supporters to welcome him at the Entebbe International Airport and then proceed in a huge procession from Entebbe Airport to his home in Kasangati, via Kampala city. Besigye was slated to return to the country before May 12 but FDC strategists advised him against it saying he should return on the day Museveni gains his fourth political term to gain more political capital since foreign dignitaries will be in town for the function. 

The robust plan for FDC is to have a lasting uprising cutting across the country. Heavily funded FDC has already released money to the towns that support the opposition and are eagerly awaiting to have change to make sure the return of Besigye leaves a mark.
The Police have blocked a rally organised by the five main opposition political parties at the Constitutional Square in Kampala, saying the venue is not convenient. The rally, which was slated for today has been part of various activities the opposition had planned to last a week. The Police said they would never let a rally be held at the Constitutional Square since it is in the city’s central business district. 

However, the parties, led by Democratic Party (DP), dismissed the directive, accusing the force of unfairness and vowed not to change the venue. The week-long activities by the opposition are meant to coincide with President Yoweri Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Thursday.

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