The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF
has said there are groups of individuals plotting violence, threatening to disrupt the
12th May ceremony as President Museveni’s swears in for a new term.
Addressing journalists at Naguru Police headquarters today, UPDF
spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso said they have got credible information about a section
of Ugandans planning to disrupt the swearing in functions of the elected president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
"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".
has revealed that security agencies have confiscated posters to be used in the protests with words of hate speech that incites violence to the members of public.
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.
in: “this is just
Cue out: a warning to them”//
Asked whether security has yet made any arrests, the army
spokesperson said whereas no one has been arrested, they are closely following
up leads and that soon they will take action.
in: “we know them
Cue out: we haven’t arrested”//
The second runner-up in the just-concluded January 14 polls National
Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, has on several times disputed its outcome and called upon supporters
to challenge President Museveni’s election before his swearing in next month.
Kyagulanyi, also claimed that he was the winner of the January
14 presidential election, asked his supporters to reclaim his claimed 54.19% victory which he says was robbed from him by the Electoral Commission.