KAMPALA– The Uganda Police Force has clarified on heavy deployment at former Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s home.
Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga in a statement said that the Joint Task Force is aware of plans by Kyagulanyi who lost the recent Presidential Election, to hold a parallel and illegitimate swearing-in ceremony, in one of the Hotels in Iganga.
According to him, the Candidate continues together with some of his supporters to declare himself as the President-Elect which is illegal.
“We want to remind him and his supporters that the voices of the electorate were clearly heard” Enanga explained.
The Police PRO adds that since he is not the legitimate or duly Elected President of the People of Uganda, he should play his politics with full respect of the law.
“We know that such Kangaroo inaugurations are not uncommon with runners up in the previous Presidential Elections. It simply remains symbolic without the accompanying entitlements and privileges of a legitimate Head of State” he added.
Enanga went on to caution that any judicial officer, organiser and or media house that will participate in covering the illegitimate parallel swearing-in in Iganga or any other place, should prepare to face the consequences.
“Such acts of impunity must stop in exchange for rule of law. It is illegal and treasonous” Enanga explained.