President Yoweri Museveni has warned Ugandans against engaging in violence, as discontent continues over the country’s electoral process.
There has been agitation in Uganda and elsewhere, about the outcome of the election which gave Museveni, a candidate for the National Resistance Movement-NRM, a win over his main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform.
Speaking during the celebration of the NRM Liberation Day at State House Entebbe, Museveni praised Ugandans for a peaceful election but added that some groups, which he did not name, were trying to bring violence both during campaigns and in the aftermath of the polls.
He appealed to Ugandans not to entertain any ideas about violence saying his government was ready to counter ract any post-election violence.
Meanwhile, Museveni said that the government will audit the Biometric Voter Verification machines to find out how many people voted, once all local government elections are concluded across the country and address concerns of voter fraud.
Kampala Archdiocese Vicar General, Rt. Rev. Msgr Charles Kasibante who led the prayers asked the government, as a sign of genuine reconciliation, to allow presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi to have his freedom of movement and expression.
Museveni, in response, said that the NRM party was willing to reconcile with its opponents adding that several children of past leaders now serve in the NRM party.