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Besigye: Cancel My Bail and Take me to Luzira but I won’t Return to Court


Four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has told reporters in Kampala that he would not return to court as hearing of his treason case drags on.

Besigye on Friday appeared at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court for mention of his treason case.

The opposition kingpin is accused of swearing himself in as the president of Uganda yet official results of the 2016 presidential poll as released by the Electoral Commission show that he had lost to three-decade president Yoweri Museveni.

Besigye told reporters that he was tired of reporting to court for both the mention of his case and as a bail requirement .

Besigye was arrested in May 2016 ahead of Museveni’s inauguration, airlifted to Moroto District and later remanded at Luzira Prison for a month before he was given bail.

But now Besigye has vowed not to return to court, something that might prompt court to order his arrest.

“But time has come to also say no to bail because it was bail that was still bringing me here. I have informed my lawyer that I will not come back to this court over this matter. They can cancel the bail. I have no problem at all,” Besigye told reporters.

“They can cancel bail and take me back to prison if that is their wish but I will not come back to this court for appearance and mention from today.”

He has also re-asserted that it should be Museveni facing treason charges.

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