The opposition FDC has warned president Museveni that continued harassment of their leaders could force the political movement to use ‘underground’ methods to challenge the sitting government.
Outgoing leader of opposition in Parliament, shop http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/themes/listify/inc/integrations/wp-job-manager/class-wp-job-manager-service.php Wafula Oguttu said they had had enough of mistreatment at the hands of the security forces to an extent that putting up a new resistance front is still on the table.
“Intolerance may soon meet intolerance, http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-includes/post-template.php ” warned Oguttu, http://ceris.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-oembed-controller.php a strong ally of Dr Kizza Besigye whose residence in Kasangati remains under siege by security forces.
“Since the Museveni regime will not tolerate us, the Opposition playing our Constitutional mandate, we might be forced to take the struggle underground,” added Oguttu.
“And he knows what that means to any government.”
Highly placed sources in FDC say after keeping Besigye at his home for almost two months, the party is considering protests across the country in early May.
President Museveni is expected to be sworn in for another term in office on May 18 if the Supreme Court does not nullify the election as requested by former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.
“The quiet mobilisation is underway. You can’t lock up our leader and get away with it. We are planning something that will make this country ungovernable if Dr Besigye’s freedoms continue to be violated,” warned a source who preferred to remain anonymous so as to speak freely.
In his warning on Tuesday, Oguttu stated: “How can you teargas babies, the elderly and the clergy because of travelling 400 kms to pray with an illegal prisoner, one you have detained without any charges for 40 days just because he defeated you in an election?”
Besigye’s relatives and friends who travelled by bus from Rukungiri on Easter Monday were denied access to the Kasangati home by police.
The law enforcement body used teargas to disperse the crowd.
Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura and church leaders in western Uganda have since urged Besigye to denounce his defiance campaign which threatens peace and stability in the country.