The government has put security forces on high alert ahead of the swearing-in of President Yoweri Museveni and has cautioned the public more especially the youth against participating in any illegal activities intended to disrupt the ceremony.
This was revealed by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba on Sunday.
Nabakooba warned that those who ignore the warning that they could face the wrath of the security agencies who are deployed everywhere to ensure Museveni’s inauguration on May 12 goes uninterrupted.
“Security forces are in high gear to ensure that there is peace and safety for all Ugandans. Those who are planning to attend that illegal swearing in, I just want to warn you that please,don’t be party because we have only one president who was elected. The rest are comical, we don’t expect any other swearing in,” she said during a new conference in Kampala.
She sent the same warning to the young people who might be tempted to participate in what she termed as “unlawful activities” during the inauguration day.
“Riots are unacceptable and they won’t be allowed. I have told you that the security forces are alert. They are monitoring, they are patrolling meaning that they are on ground to disperse any crowd,” she said.
She said that Ugandans went to the polls to exercise the right to democratically elect leaders at both the presidential and parliamentary levels of governance and several political parties participated in these elections but Ugandans preferred the NRM.
Museveni garnered 58.38% of all the votes cast at the presidential level, winning a sixth term in office.
The theme for the Swearing-In Ceremony is, “Securing the Future”