Elton Joseph Mabirizi Statement on the Banning of FDC’s planned peaceful protests (02.05.2016)
Last Friday ‘Justice’ Steven Kavuma issued a so called interim order banning FDC’s planned peaceful protests, the Tuesday prayer and other such activities.
Most of us have focused on banning prayer. However, in its true form, this order is just one step towards banning FDC, and eventually all opposition parties and organised political groups in Uganda. This is why we should firmly resist this unlawful order.
It is likely that Col. Besigye will be put under house arrest again. If this happens, we appeal to the FDC President, Gen Mugisha Muntu and the party leadership to step in boldly to provide direction.
We also believe that FDC, being the party that won the presidential election, should FORMALLY seek the active cooperation of other like minded political parties, organised pressure groups and prominent individuals in society. This will give the struggle a more national and inclusive character. We hope that this will result into the formation of a solid “Alliance for Change”.
For us at The Independent Coalition, TIC, which fronted me as Presidential candidate, we unconditionally support the planned peaceful protests commencing on May 5th, 2016.
We shall make our humble contribution to this effort, which we anticipate to be long and tough. May 5, to us at TIC, is just the first day of the journey to the restoration of true democracy, rule of law and the dignity of our people.
For God and my Country.