Press Statement: The President declares Museveni swearing-in ceremony “illegal and offensive” to Ugandans calls for Public to “Make Noise” in Support of New Government (11.05.2016).
Ugandan President Kizza Besigye, has in his second act as head of the country’s transitional government, declared “illegal” the planned swearing-in ceremony of former President Yoweri Museveni on 12th May, 2016. The President also requests all heads of state and diplomatic officials to stay away as it was “deeply offensive to Ugandans.”
President Besigye further asked all Ugandans to voice their support for Uganda’s democratic transition by “making noise” by whatever means possible: music, car horns, pots and pans, church bells and most of all, their “courageous voices.”
Supporters are asked to focus on Kampala, Entebbe Road and the Serena Hotel, where Museveni’s few remaining foreign apologists are staying, and on Kololo Airfield, while the illegal swearing-in extravaganza will be attempted tomorrow. “Wherever you are tomorrow, make some noise and send a signal for Uganda. Let’s show the world how Ugandans stand together!” President Besigye stated.