Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Frank Mwesigwa has issued warning to opposition leaders who are planning to kick start defiance campaigns next year. He says they will crush them.
Mwesigwa was speaking to NBS on Friday in reply to Forum for Democratic Change strong man, Dr Kiiza Besigye and colleagues who had prior announced a new defiance campaign scheduled for January 9, 2018.
Besigye was in company of Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, FDC party president Patrick Amuriat, Conservative Party founder, Ken Lukyamuzi among others. The group called upon Ugandans to join them in the new campaign that is indistinguishable from the one launched two months ago which was aimed at discriminating pro age limit removal supporters.
However, Mwesigwa says that the opposition has launched a series of such campaigns but the police shall not waiver.
“This is not the first time they are calling for people to join their campaign, we have a constitutional obligation, whatever they are planning come 9th January, any activity that has a signal of criminality wont be allowed,” Mwesigwa said.
“People should not be misled in joining such activities, they should engage into those that are important to them in terms of livelihood. Besigye says they have provided leadership, but once the leadership is bad, we shall be there to quell them,” he added.
On the comments by the oppoisition leaders asking Ugandans to discriminate legislators who voted for age limit removal during events like burials, speech days and ceremonies, Frank Mwesigwa said the opposition are not events organisers to make such a decision.
“Besigye and his opposition cronies are not the ones managing events, they are not the custodians, if there is any specific threat of MPs we shall provide security.”