The former security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has responded to Museveni remarks in which he threatened to crash opponents who plan to cause chaos during the campaigning seasons.
Speaking shortly after his nomination, Museveni said candidates working with foreigners to disrupt the election were risking their own lives.
“I would like to encourage everybody to maintain peace. I hear there is some people who want to destabilise. I want to assure you that no one will bring destabilization here. If anyone tries it, they will regret,” he said.
In response however, Gen Tumukunde took a swipe at the president, who said was all threats.
“From today on, you will see the real fabric of ourselves. People threaten things, for me, I can do things. Just wait, we are moving forward, we are going to do a very good job,” Tumukunde spoke before setting off for presidential nominations taking place at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds.
He went on to appeal to Ugandans to “come out and take your country where you want it.”
“I call upon all of you to come out and vote and make a difference in your country for once,” said Tumukunde.
As he set out to be nominated, police engaged in running battles with his supporters who were trying to escort him.
The former minister is the second presidential aspirant to be nominated after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni.