10 February 2016

Uganda: Police Deploy As Besigye Holds Rallies in Kampala

Photo: Stephen Okello/Monitor
Residents pick up Voter Location Slips at Gulu Main Mosque in Gulu Municipality.

Police has heavily deployed in different parts of Uganda's capital, Kampala as main opposition candidate Dr Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) holds rallies in several parts of the city.

With just eight days left to Uganda's February 18 presidential elections Mr Besigye is expected to address several rallies in Makindye and Lubaga divisions with his two main rallies at Katwe and Wankulukuku, respectively as he spreads his gospel of change.

On Wednesady morning, Besigye's supporters washed the road in Kibuli in preparation for his visit.

Mr Besigye who on Tuesday held rallies in Lira town in northern Uganda said if elected in power, his government will set up a government of national unity that could even include members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) if it wins the February 18 presidential election, its candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, has said.

"Even if we win this election outright, we propose to have a government of national unity to include others because we believe that after the disastrous 30 years of NRM, there should be a transitional process that involves the participation of all political players," Dr Besigye said on the Lira-based Unity FM on Monday evening.

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