Election 2016

Besigye Cancels Flight to South Africa; Police Deny Blockade

Besigye's aides say he was blocked by police at his residence in Kasangati (Courtesy photo)

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye on Tuesday morning cancelled a scheduled flight to South Africa, medications http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/validation.php with party officials saying he was blocked by the police.

Dr. Besigye according to the available information was expected to depart from Entebbe International Airport for Johannesburg using South Africa Airline at 9:00am today.

FDC officials said as soon as he got out of the gate at 6:00am, viagra http://conduco.dk/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php Besigye had his vehicle blocked by a barricade.

They alleged a police pickup truck was strategically parked near the gate that connected with the main road in Kasangati.

According to Makerere University Councilor, pharm http://classlitigation.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php Doreen Nyanjura, commonly known as FDC Preacher, efforts to explain to police officers on the ground about the scheduled flight fell on deaf ears.

“The police inconsiderably failed to understand that Dr. Besigye was supposed to be at the airport before 9:00am. They have maintained their blockade with impunity,” Ms Nyanjura who was at the scene told ChimpReports at 7:20.

The police blockade was reportedly removed at 7:40 when the opposition figure had already changed his mind and cancelled the flight.

“They’ve just opened the siege 5 minutes ago and the Doctor has cancelled the flight,” Nyanjura told this reporter at 7:45am.

Contacted, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman, Emilian Kayima said he was aware of Dr. Besigye’s flight.

“I’m aware he (Besigye) is travelling but I can’t tell at the moment if he is blocked or not,” said Mr Kayima.

On crosschecking with his colleagues, Kayima denied police had restricted Besigye from leaving his residence.

“It’s not true and he is very free to move anywhere he feels like,” said Kayima.

“There was some action at his place but verification was made and he is totally free to move.”

Dr. Besigye was supposed to attend the International Commission of Jurists Conference in the South African port city of Durban organized for Thursday this week.

It should be remembered that after the 2001 elections Dr. Besigye escaped the country to South Africa where he stayed in a self imposed exile and only returned in 2005.

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