Election 2016

Mwenda Confirms Meeting with Besigye

Following three bomb threat incidents where suspicious bags were abandoned in various parts of the Kampala city center, medications http://celiac-disease.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php police have come out with a strong warning to the youth group Red Top Brigade which claimed responsibly.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed that the group was behind the incidents.

“We were called by members of the public that bags suspected to contain bombs had been abandoned in various places of the city but our officers from the Bomb squad found only writings believed to be from the pressure group,” he told journalists.

The messages purportedly addressed to President Yoweri Museveni entailed a declaration of the results of the just concluded elections.

Onyango said that Police will not allow any body to overlook the duties of the Electoral commission by declaring another President apart from President Museveni who was announced winner.

One of the writings found in these bags and signed by the Red Top Activists, describes the Electoral Commission as a partisan organization that failed to declare their candidate Dr Kiiza Besigye
as a winner in the recently concluded Presidential elections.

The group also demanded the immediate release of Kizza Besigye from his current home confinement.

 
Celebrated journalist and political analyst Andrew Mwenda has confirmed that he met with opposition FDC’s presidential candidate in the February 18th elections Col Dr Kizza Besigye.

Like we reported earlier today, nurse http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php the meeting took place at Col Besigye’s home in Kasangati.

It is understood that Mwenda was escorted to Besigye’s home by a strong security detail. Several people including Dr Besigye’s aides, party leaders and human rights officials have been denied access to Besigye over the past 10 days.

Mwenda confirmed in a singular tweet on Monday afternoon that he held talks with Dr Besigye on the disputed elections and the way forward.

“Today Dr. Besigye & I had a discussion on the future of Uganda,” he said. “We didn’t agree on many things but we agree on need for meaningful dialogue.”

Mwenda could not divulge more on what was discussed in the meeting.

The controversial journalist had previously tried in vain to bridge the divide between the fourth time unsuccessful candidate with President Yoweri Museveni, with whom he parted ways in the late 1990s.

Mwenda, who successfully mediated talks between Museveni and his Rwanda counterpart years back, is not greatly trusted by the opposition strongman, majorly because of his recent departure from being a strong critic of the incumbent and government’s excesses to a conformist.

 

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