Uganda ambassador to the US, Mull Katende, says opposition politicians who have failed to convince Ugandans and get their votes, believe they will cause insurrection and violence to come to power.
“Uganda Government is functional and it won’t allow that Mr. Bobi Wine,” he told the Kyadondo East legislator Wednesday night while appearing on Voice of America “Straight Talk Africa” programme hosted by Shaka Ssali.
“As an Ambassador, I took the responsibility to look Hon. Bobi Wine up because I saw him coming on crutches. I now see him with a walking stick which means things are getting better,” Katende explained.
He said there has been a lot of information circulating on social media that there is a crisis in Uganda but assured people that there is no crisis.
“We only have acts of criminality. Uganda remains committed to democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights.
Amb Katende said the issues Hon Kyagulanyi alluded to are before court and it will pronounce itself on it.
Uganda doesn’t condone torture and whatever issues the MP has raised will be pronounced in court because Uganda has functioning institutions, the ambassador explained.
He said the most important thing is that the people of Uganda have a voice.
“Uganda is governed by a constitution which is the supreme law of the land, it has provisions governing all facets, the change of term limits was subjected to the people of Uganda.”
He added: “What is true is that parliament represented that provision on behalf of the people, we practice democracy because part of the people in parliament said no to it.”
Amb Katende said Uganda has a parliament that has all shades of political interests; FDC, UPC, NRM, DP, JEEMA and the Kyagulanyi’s.
“We have a parliament that should be respected and if not, when Hon. Kyagulanyi leaves here, he should resign.”
On the issue of delving into the past, he said the country is not coming from nothing.
“Uganda didn’t start when Bobi Wine became an MP, Uganda is old and we have institutions that have been built over time. We have rule of law, we have courts, the same courts that granted Bobi Wine bail to be here in the USA.”
He went on: “When matters don’t favour those who are opposed to government, then they are illegal and wrong, when they favour them, then they are okay.”
Katende said President Museveni actually has support, “what you see is political leaders formatting disturbances in town. If it was about cheating, then team Bobi Wine wouldn’t have won in Arua and Bugiri”.