Raila thinks he has a better swearing-in plan than Uganda's Kizza Besigye
"We don’t want to be like Besigye, who took oath without a plan" - Raila
Speaking recently during a rally at Kakamega that also coincided with celebrations to mark his 73rd birthday, Mr. Odinga said the opposition not bow to pressure from their supporters to “lift the Bible and be sworn into office casually” adding that they will follow a strict programme drawn by their advisers.
“We now have a plan,” Mr Odinga said. “It is not about carrying the Bible alone. We must have a plan after the Bible. We don’t want to be like (Ugandan opposition leader Kizza) Besigye, who took oath without a plan.”
Mr. Odinga is set to be sworn-in as the People's president alongside his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka on January 30 despite pressure from religious leaders and foreign envoys to call off the cermony.
The NASA principal also pointed out that the opposition will work on a five-point agenda they want implemented before the ceremony. It will focus on among other things electoral reforms, judicial independence as well as the transformation of the police from a force to a service.
Mr. Musyoka at the same time challenged President Kenyatta to embrace dialogue to save the country from the effects of the post-election standoff.
“If the situation is intolerable, there must be negotiations. If negotiations cannot work, then Article 1 of the Constitution should be held. We are telling Jubilee to see the mood of the nation.” Kalonzo said.
Dr. Besigye was ‘sworn in’ as the president of Uganda in 2016 on the eve of Museveni's inauguration at an undisclosed location.
Besigye, running on the Forum for Democratic Change party ticket, received 35.61 per cent to Museveni's 60.62 per cent of the vote, which he rejected, claiming to have won with about 52 per cent during the February 18 General Election.
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