Wednesday February 10 2016

Police deploy as Besigye holds rallies in Kampala

The Military Police  has been deployed along

The Military Police has been deployed along Jinja road and other parts of Kampala ahead of FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye’ s campaign rallies in the city. PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA 

By Dominic Bukenya

Police has heavily deployed in different parts of Uganda’s capital, Kampala as main opposition candidate Dr Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) holds rallies in several parts of the city.

With just eight days left to Uganda’s February 18 presidential elections, Mr Besigye is expected to address several rallies in Makindye and Lubaga divisions with his two main rallies at Katwe and Wankulukuku, respectively as he spreads his gospel of change and drums up support.
On Wednesday morning, Besigye’s supporters washed the road in Kibuli in preparation for his visit.

Mr Besigye who, on Tuesday held rallies in Lira town in northern Uganda said if elected in power, he will set up a government of national unity that could even include members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) if it wins the February 18 presidential election, its candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, has said.

“Even if we win this election outright, we propose to have a government of national unity to include others because we believe that after the disastrous 30 years of NRM, there should be a transitional process that involves the participation of all political players,” Dr Besigye said on the Lira-based Unity FM on Monday evening.