In this latest statement since he returned home, the FU makes it clear that Ugandan opposition leaders, especially the former leader of the Forum for Democratic Change, Dr Kizza Besigye were kept in touch with developments. “…before meeting Anyine and Katungi, once again a written message was sent to Dr Besigye and a few others informing them of this development,” the FU release says. It adds: “They (the Ugandan opposition leaders) were informed that Mr Museveni had sent two people with the sole message that General Sejusa can return home without any hindrance and need not resort to violence as they understood he was planning to do.”
The FU wanted to make it very clear that Gen Sejusa’s application to be retired from the Ugandan armed forces was and continues to be intended to make it possible for him to participate freely in the transformation of Ugandan politics. “The journey is to free and better Uganda is one that should be freely joined by all patriotic citizens as well as all well-meaning friends of Uganda without any harassment or impediment by the state,” it said, adding: “It is the constitutional right of all Ugandan citizens to partake in the political processes of their Motherland without fearing they will be persecuted or dehumanised by those in power.”
Why Buganda is a role model for the rest of Uganda. This weekend we publish A Conversation with Prof Amii Omara Otunnu, leader of the Freedom and Unity Front. Read his comments on Uganda’s future especially about the recent David Sejusa saga. Don’t miss it. Starting this Sunday, only here at The London Evening Post.