The police has issued a stern warning directed at former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Rtd Col Dr. Kizza Besigye against organizing protests. Besigye said in last week that he was mobilizing Ugandans for civil resistance against President Museveni, and also to protest injustice, rising prices of fuel and basic products, among other things.
In a statement, the police spokesperson has said they will not allow the protests to happen.
“The Joint Security Agencies have obtained credible information about plans by the Rtd. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye and other opposition agents, to reactivate the P-10 structure, in all cells and local councils, within the greater Kampala area, to cause acts of disorder, lawlessness and mayhem in Kampala. He has continuously maintained that it is only through forceful means that political change and relevance, can take place.”
“This development comes at a time when the economy has fully re-opened, and many sectors trying to get back on track. We therefore, call upon the Rtd. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, to use legitimate means to achieve his objectives and further remind him that the Public Order Management Act is still in force. Therefore, any individual actors or groups with plans of holding a public meeting must inform the police about the details of their planned meetings.”
Enanga says the police shall not allow anyone to disrupt the prevailing peace in the country.
“All our response teams are on standby and will respond swiftly targeting the perpetrators, instigators of violence, ring leaders, participants and those who may be funding such illegitimate plans of violence. This is to ensure the rights of the majority of Ugandans to life, property, peace and safety are not disrupted by the perennial instigators of violence.”