Opposition leader has Tuesday called for nationwide demonstrations starting March 9, to protest President Yoweri Museveni’s victory.
Kyagulanyi said, the “peaceful protests” substitute earlier attempts to challenge Museveni’s win in Supreme Court.
However, Kyagulanyi instructed his lawyers to withdraw the election petition saying he was going to consult the public court, since he was ‘voted’ by the People of Uganda.
On Monday Uganda Police issued a communication through all media channels refraining Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine from planning violent protests.
“We have received information from credible sources that a section of opposition politicians are planning nationwide violent demonstrations and riots beginning with Kampala Metropolitan area tomorrow (9/3/2021).
The organisers of these illegal demonstrations are mobilising the public,” police said.
The message would later be backed up by heavy security deployment in Kampala Capital and its major neighbouring towns.
Police said, the intent of the protests is to disrupt Museveni’s swearing in.
However, Kyagulanyi said police’s communication is propaganda.
“As we promised when we withdrew the Election Petition from the Supreme Court, we are bringing this matter to the People of Uganda! As always, the regime is desperately trying to claim that we are planning violent protests. NO. We are calling upon all of you citizens of good will to demonstrate peacefully and unarmed, a right guaranteed by Article 29 of the Constitution,” he said.
He has issued four demands which include;
1.We won the January 14th election. Our computation from the DR forms shows that we won with 54.19%, despite the massive ballot stuffing which Gen. Museveni engaged in. This morning we have given details of our election results, and thereafter we’ll release the DR forms on our website. We demand that Gen. Museveni returns the victory of the people of Uganda. If he claims, even remotely that he won this election, we demand that there is an INDEPENDENT AUDIT of the election.
2. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni and his regime of shame immediately stop abducting the people of Uganda, which they continue to do on a daily basis.
3. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni and his security operatives brings back our people who who were abducted. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni immediately releases all political prisoners dead or alive; including those who are in prisons and those who are in torture chambers across the country.
4. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni immediately stops the trial of civilians in the General Court Martial and other military courts.