By Jane Nambi
Uganda opposition has warned of army takeover after President Museveni made comments during the NRM retreat in Kyankwanzi.
The statement was re-echoed by Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Aronda Nyakairima. Gen. Aronda said, “The message sent is very clear. It went to the right people who are supposed to take it seriously. The army is closely watching the unfolding political events in the country. We don’t want our country to be destabilized. We fought for peace and stability of the nation; the trend of political events in the country will not be allowed,” threatened Aronda,” Aronda told journalists at Ministry of Defence headquarters on Wednesday.
However, opposition has come out to warn the government of the take over. People’s Progressive Party (PPP) president, Bidandi Ssali said the army taking over power is no longer fashionable as it was before and it should not be used.
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) deputy president, Joseph Bbosa said army take over was against the laws of Uganda and warned government saying the people can rise up against it and fight to make sure their rights are not suppressed.
Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr. Kizza Besigye said they have already called onto international help in the wake of the comments made by the president and other parties in regard to taking over the country by the army.