Besigye also noted that investigations into threats on his life have been slow yet state had asked for two weeks to conclude. He further revealed that the prisons authorities are violating his rights by refusing him to communicate with his supporters.
Besigye was due to attend a victory party for the opposition organized by the FDC youth wing at Nakivubo Settlement Primary School in Kampala. The activity is a parallel event in celebration organized to counter the National Resistance Movement NRM party, whose supporters are converging at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
Part of the group that invaded Kisekka Market was released yesterday from police detention where they were taken following a similar protest at Katwe Market on Thursday. They are identified as Kiyemba George, Bukenya Mahad, Kasagga John, Askia Muhamad and Lubuuka Simon Peter among others.
Besigyes home has been under police siege since the declaration of presidential results on February 20. Police said that its presence was to deter Besigye from causing havoc in the city and its suburbs.
The supporters, led by Absolom Bwanika Bbaale regrouped later in the day armed with Bibles and Rosaries and forced their way into the offices where prayers were held for about 20 minutes. They called for divine intervention to secure Besigyes freedom.
According to FDC Party president, retired Major General Mugisha Muntu, working with Mbabazis technical team is one of the options they are considering to challenge the outcome of the February 18th, 2016 general elections, which saw incumbent Yoweri Museveni win.
FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told a news conference today that it has been impossible for their candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye to file a petition because he has remained under continuous police detention both at home and in different police stations since the declaration of results.
Today, lawyers David Mpanga and Earnest Kalibbala were stopped at a roadblock in Lutete , 3 kilometers from Besigyes home in Kasangati. Police also denied access to FDC President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu and FDC chairman Wasswa Biriggwa, Amama Mbabazi and Lawyer Yusuf Nsibambi.
Besigye was picked up together with General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC party presidential candidate from their party headquarters in Najjanankumbi as they were preparing to release results from their tally.
The Forum for Democratic Change party presidential candidate, together with Kampala Lord Mayor Eris Lukwago, stormed a house in Naguru, a Kampala suburb on a tip off that the government was running a parallel tallying centre in the house.
Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye is accused of disregarding a Police directive to use Mukwano road, which is considered to be less congested, for his procession to the city center.
He emphasized that enough is enough for Ugandans who have endured the National Resistance Movement party leadership for 30 years. Besigye adds that both supporters of the NRM as well as those opposed to its leadership agree that the time for change is now.
According to the organisers, Besigyes rally was expected to start at around 5pm but the presidential candidate arrived at Wankulukuku Stadium minutes after 8pm. Some of the voters had already left after waiting for Besigye for three hours in vain.
Dr Kiiza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change party candidate, says the announcement by the Police Chief to arm crime preventers, is a disgrace to the police uniform and tantamount to inciting violence ahead of the February 18th general election.
With a few weeks left to the February 18 polls, the issue of vote rigging, raised by Besigye was put to Mbabazi, whom he claims was part of the system that has aided the ruling NRM government to stay in power for the last 30 years.
Dr. Joseph Sserwadda, a coordinator of the taskforce spearheading the presidential debate scheduled for January 15, 2016, says that apart from independent candidate, Maureen Kyalya, all other candidates have confirmed attendance.