UPDF Spits Fire
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has issued a stern warning to individuals plotting to wreak havoc on the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni next month.
Museveni was declared president-elect by the independent Electoral Commission-EC after winning the January 14th polls by a 58 percent margin.
His inauguration happens on the 12th May 2021 in an event that is likely to host 15 heads of state and Prominent American-Senegalese singer Akon.
However,the UPDF has indicated that intelligence information has led them to believe that crafty individuals have something sinister up their sleeves.
UPDF spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso says selected individuals from Uganda have connived with the help of foreign aid to disrupt Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony.
UPDF Spits Fire
“I would like to bring to your attention the continued hate speech by a section of individuals through help of foreigners; they think they can stop the swearing-in of President Museveni,” said Byekwaso”.
While holding a presser at Naguru Police headquarters on Monday Byekwaso noted that they have come across posters that are circulating inciting protests and violence to the public.
“The Posters circulating in the city have words like. “Tajja Kulayila Nomuganda Afugeko”, “Nga 1st May, Kusiiba Tugobe Abahiima”, Byekwaso said. She however warned that anyone planning this will be dealt with accordingly.
She says security agencies are working around the clock to bring all the perpetrators to group and anyone with such plans will equally be dealt with.
”Any person who stands between the stability and peace of the country becomes an enemy and shall therefore be dealt with decisively, Ugandans are therefore advised to desist from such acts, plans are already underway to take action against the perpetrators, this is also to sound a warning to anyone with such a plan.”She warned
Byekwaso however declined to mention names and identities of the suspects but affirmed that they already have intelligence information of who they are and where to find them.
“We are aware of the plans,We know where they are but I cant say them now,not to jeopardize investigations ”.She added.
President Yoweri Museveni’s re-election was unsuccessfully contested by the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine who came in second place with 35 percent in the same polls .
Bobi wine went to the supreme court claiming the elections were marred with irregularities ,only to later withdraw his petition on grounds that the courts were biased .
Bobi would later tell his supporters to challenge the outcome of the election results in a court of public opinion,claiming he polled 54.19% victory.