Eng Badru Kiggundu should be charged with treason- Besigye
What you need to know:
- He is required to appear before court once every month, as per the bail terms in a case in which he was charged with treason following the highly contested February 2016 elections.
- Besigye's car was towed from Uganda House by police.
Outgoing Electoral Commission chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu should be charged with treason, former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said.
Mr Besigye blames Mr Kiggundu for organisng what he described as sham elections and consistently declaring Yoweri Museveni as the President of Uganda.
Addressing his last press conference as EC chairperson yesterday, Dr Kiggundu cited the inability to organise the Local Council One and Two elections as his major regret.
His tenure and that of the rest of the commissioners except one, ends on November 17.
President Museveni is expected to appoint new commissioners who would be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament before assuming office.
In reference to his consistent harassment by police, Dr Besigye said a country that has no laws will always move in a wrong direction.
“Police officers at my residence are there illegally. You can’t tell who moves with the gun and who doesn’t. So the whole system is rotten. We need to change,” said Dr Besigye shortly after appearing before the Kampala High Court registrar.
He is required to appear before court once every month, as per the bail terms in a case in which he was charged with treason following the highly contested February 2016 elections.
Shortly after addressing journalists at Nakawa court Dr Besigye was driven to Uganda House where he said he was going to meet one of his lawyers, Mr Ladislaus Rwakafuzi.
He was however blocked by Police, from entering Uganda House and later his car towed away to Kiira Division Police .