The National Unity Platform, NUP Party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has announced what he termed as peaceful demonstrations to demand their January 14th Presidential election win.
In a video message posted on his Facebook page, Kyagulanyi says they want President Yoweri Museveni who was announced winner of the said election, to give them back their victory, claiming that Kyagulanyi won with 54.19%.
He noted that as promised when he withdrew the Election Petition from the Supreme Court, he is bringing the matter to the People of Uganda! But that government is trying to claim that they are planning violent protests.
“NO. We are calling upon all of you citizens of good will to demonstrate peacefully and unarmed, a right guaranteed by Article 29 of the Constitution. We won the January 14th election. Our computation from the DR forms shows that we won with 54.19%, despite the massive ballot stuffing which Gen. Museveni engaged in. This morning we have given details of our election results, and thereafter we'll release the DR forms on our website. We demand that Gen. Museveni returns the victory of the people of Uganda. If he claims, even remotely that he won this election, we demand that there is an INDEPENDENT AUDIT of the election” Kyagulanyi says.
In the same video, he demands that President Yoweri Museveni and the ruling NRM government immediately stop abducting the people of Uganda, which they continue to do on a daily basis.
“We are demanding that Gen. Museveni and his security operatives #BringBackOurPeople who who were abducted. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni immediately releases all political prisoners dead or alive; including those who are in prisons and those who are in torture chambers across the country. We are demanding that Gen. Museveni immediately stops the trial of civilians in the General Court Martial and other military courts” Kyagulanyi says.
His message comes just a day after police warned against any violent demonstrations that were waiting to happen across the country.
Kyagulanyi called upon his supporters in the diaspora to show up at embassies and demonstrate.