As the country readies for the pre-2016 activities, President Yoweri Museveni has asked people who are planning to cause insecurity and confusion to stand warned.
He cautioned especially members of the opposition preparing to embark on vigorous campaigning to take over government that their efforts must remain peaceful all they would be restrained.
The President was addressing a public rally today in Muhanga Town Council at Muhanga Progressive Secondary School at the start of his tour of Kigezi Sub-region in South Western Uganda.
Museveni said that he would not watch quietly as the politicians decampaign the NRM while causing chaos.
“I am warning characters planning to cause insecurity and confusion to desist from the practice. How can I keep quiet when some people are saying agende while attempting to cause chaos?” he said.
Museveni’s remarks come amidst opposition threats to fight back should the government refuse to accept the proposed political reforms.
With only months remaining to the 2016 polls, opposition political parties in the country are still awaiting governments move to put in place constitutional amendments that are hoped to see a free and fair election.
The past elections have had their share of turmoil as police and often the national army moved in to restrain riotous opposition members who claim election fraud.
Museveni’s warning today had earlier been echoed by Inspector General of Police General Edward Kale Kayihura, who warned the youth against engaging in “disruptive” and “illegal” political demonstrations, saying the state will not allow anyone to threaten its hold on power.
Gen. Kayihura further warned politicians who “don’t want to use the constitutional way of getting to power because we will not allow them.”
The NRA combatant was speaking at the two-day Kigezi Youth convention at Kigezi College Butobere in Kabale Tuesday ahead of today’s visit by the president.
At the function, President Museveni informed the people of area to focus more on productive agricultural venues that would help transform their livelihoods.
He noted that he disbanded the National Agricultural and Advisory Services (NAADS) due to the mismanagement of funds by officials.
He said that the NRM Government resolved to assign Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers the task of promoting agriculture among wananchi throughout the country.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, welcomed President Museveni to Kigezi Sub-Region.
Rukiga County MP, Hon. Sabiiti assured the President that the people of the area were working together for their development regardless of their divergent political affiliations.