On his return on Monday, former FDC presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye announced that they are to organise parallel independence day celebrations.
While addressing journalists at his home in Kasangati, he said there will be Independence Day celebrations at Kira Municipality in Wakiso District on October 7 (today) and 8 at Kawempe with the crowning celebrations on October 9 at Katwe, Kampala.
However, their first celebrations, which were scheduled for today at Kira Municipality have been blocked by police.
Police, as always has blocked Besigye from leaving his home. This is the same case at the homes of other opposition leaders including Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Kawempe councillor, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Kira Municipality MP, Ssemujju Nganda.
There is heavy police and military deployment around their homes.
This comes just a day after the State Minister for Presidency, Esther Mbayo told journalists that government had ordered police to arrest whoever tried to organise parallel independence day celebrations, saying only government reserves the right to organise the day and all other national festivities.