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It's a last time to appear in this court - Besigye

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th January 2017 10:08 AM

A four-time presidential candidate and a runner-up in the February presidential elections, Besigye was charged with treason before Chief Magistrate James Eremu Mawanda.

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 Dr Kizza Besigye leaving Nakawa court. PHOTO/Meddie Musisi

 

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) politician Dr Kizza Besigye is at Nakawa Magistrates court over treason a case.

“Already seated in Nakawa court waiting for the Magistrate.  It's a last time to appear in this court if investigations in treason case continue,” Besigye tweeted.

Besigye told court the Magistrate that he will not return investigations into the matter are complete.

High Court in July last year granted Besigye bail.

A four-time presidential candidate and a runner-up in the February presidential elections, Besigye was charged with treason before Chief Magistrate James Eremu Mawanda.

Besigye was on May 13, 2016 arraigned before Moroto Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise and charged with treason.

Prosecution is saying that Besigye and others still at large on February 20 and May 11, 2016, planned to forcefully ascend to the office of the President.

He also, while in the various parts of Wakiso and Kampala districts, demanded for an independent international audit of the February 18 polls to be conducted before the President Yoweri Museveni was sworn-in for fifth term in office.

According to the charge sheet, Besigye on April 7, while at Kasangati, uttered words to the effect that he would establish a Cabinet for Uganda.

Other accusations against him are that he unlawfully declared himself winner of the 2016 presidential elections, he defied lawful orders and mobilized people to attend his swearing in and that he unlawfully took the presidential oath, undertaking to execute the functions and duties of the office of the President.

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