Election 2016

Presidential Debate: Mbabazi Defends Museveni on Congo

The presidential candidates attending a debate in Kampala on Saturday night

With a few days left to the presidential elections set for Thursday, what is ed http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-conditional-functions.php the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has warned they are now ready to act according to the law on FDC and opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye whom he said has continued to defy the electoral laws.

Addressing journalists on Saturday afternoon, Kayihura said on many occasions despite being warned the FDC presidential candidate has continued to defy the law.

“Our police officers have on several occasions warned him but he seems not bothered about the law. Despite a clear schedule as agreed upon with the Electoral Commission, Besigye does his own things,” Kayihura said.

“We have engaged him hoping he would appeal to his senses but all the time he is adamant .We cannot continue behaving like a lawless state.”

Besigye recently held a rally at 9:30pm.

Candidates are not allowed to conduct campaign rallies beyond 6:00pm.

The police boss warned that it is high time they showed that the state is in existence to tame anyone who tries to go against the existing laws, adding they have a responsibility to protect every one.

“We know he wants us to use force on him and uses it as political capital that there is police brutality. He wants to provoke us but this will not continue. We will not allow disorder to continue in the country,” the furious Kayihura warned.

“We have been liberal but now we cannot allow such impunity to go on as we watch. We have the capacity to act on him and we are allowed by the law. He should not try to test the will of the state.”

Gen. Kayihura said that the public should rest assured the state can protect them.

The FDC presidential candidate maintains the 2016 campaign will be marked by acts of defiance.

“We have been using those soft approaches against him but we are now going to assert the law,” he warned.
Former Prime Minister and ex minister for security has defended Uganda’s invasion of Democratic Republic of Congo saying it was not illegal as claimed by many.

During the second Presidential Debate as Serena Hotel in Kampala on Saturday, information pills http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/print-entry.php opposition strongman Dr. Kizza Besigye was tasked to comment on Uganda’s debt problem and said it was as a result of what he termed as an unconstitutional behaviour of government.

“Our big debt came about because of our government’s unconstitutional behaviour (of attacking the DRC) which was not acting on behalf of the people, http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-includes/rewrite.php ” Besigye said.

The FDC strongman said Museveni should have obtained consent from Parliament before sending troops to Congo in the 1990s.

However in response, President Museveni defended government saying the occupation of DRC was an act of defending the country against foreign invaders who has become a security threat.

“We invaded DRC to defend ourselves as it was harbouring our enemies. We could not accept ADF to attack us. The whole Rwenzori is now peaceful and Besigye can now go there and campaign as he wants,” Museveni said.

However this attracted another response from Besigye saying that Museveni ought to protect the country as president but he has to do it within the confines of the law.

Interestingly, former defence minister Amama Mbabazi responded to this, saying that the invasion of DRC was not illegal and that the Shs10bn fine was slapped on Uganda for losing the court case.

“Our presence in DRC wasn’t illegal. We lost the case because there was evidence of plunder,” Mbabazi said attracting another response from President Museveni.

“I offered to go to Hague as a witness but I was stopped. The bottom line is none can joke with the security of Uganda as long as I am still president,” Museveni added.

In 1999, the then Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Desire Kabila sued the Uganda government at the International Court of Justice accusing it of plundering resources in the country.

In 2005, the court in Hague, Netherlands granted the DRC’s request of Shs10Bn fine to Uganda.


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