The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. David Muhoozi has asked Ugandans to go about their daily business because their safety is guaranteed by the UPDF.
The quiet composed amiable soldier tweeted on Monday night, following a series of cyber threats from opposition groups in and out of the country warning of a looming anarchy on the streets of all major towns in Uganda.
The chaos, according to these faceless groups which pledge allegiance to Robert Kyagulanyi’s NUP is a response to a rigged election by the regime.
Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate scored 35% and has since filed a Court petition seeking to overturn the results.
“These messages going around, threatening Ugandans are contemptible. Ignore them. We will defend you. Go about your business. Your safety is guaranteed,” said Gen. Muhoozi on his Twitter page.
The Minister of Information Judith Nabakooba and the Deputy IGP Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech on Monday afternoon claimed that there is planned violence likely to break out on 3rd to 7th February.
Lokech warned that the perpetrators will regret their actions should they engage into disruption of peace.
For two weeks now since the election results were announced and President Yoweri Museveni declared winner by Electoral Commission, a huge faction of NUP supporters have tirelessly intimated supporters of the regime and also attempted to cripple the economy by scaring away tourists and investors with threatening messages on social media.
Facebook and Twitter, disabled multiple accounts belonging to regime supporters on what internet giants termed as “manipulation of public debate” by posting unauthentic information against the opposition.
However, remains a point of contention is why accounts of opposition members pushing wrong and fake narratives against the State remain functional.
Government earlier described Facebook and Twitter as biased platforms which intended to influence Uganda’s election.