Winnie Byanyima disagrees with Besigye, asks him, Muntu to unite opposition to confront Museveni


Dr Kizza Besigye and Winnie Byanyima on their wedding day. Courtesy photo.
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The Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima has called on Ugandan opposition community [bigwigs] to come together and cause regime change.

Byanyima, who is also a wife to Dr. Kizza Besigye since 1998, made the call on Saturday night in one of her tweets.

Her urge also follows the recent changes made by FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi in which his husband, Kizza Besigye says it was legitimate.

Gen. Mugisha Muntu, FDC President Amuriat Oboi and Col. Dr Kizza Besigye have influences in FDC party.

Mr Oboi sacked all pro Muntu allies from opposition cabinet in the 10th Parliament.

 As a result of that reorder, first party president and founder, Kizza Besigye urged Ugandans on Thursday in Masaka never to bother about the newly appointed opposition leaders under the stewardship of MP Betty Aol Ochan, Leader of Opposition [LoP].

According to Besigye, Uganda can only be liberated by masses and not opposition MPs in Parliament or Parlaiment, calling on the general public to wake up and liberate their own country.

He also says such changes have happened in the past years.

Also readAmong FDC’s bigwigs Kizza, Muntu and Amuriat, who’s tearing party members?

And while the changes have caused division within the party members and majority of MPs vowing to depart, to be with the former party President Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the Najjanakumbi leadership is unbothered.

The two have been together even during presidential campaigns and elections since 2001. 

Now, Byanyima wants Besigye and Muntu to work together and liberate Uganda from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s National Resistance Movement [NRM]. Mr Museveni has been Uganda’s President since 1986.

“No! Parliament is an important platform where laws are made and public budgets are allocated. Our elected leaders have a critical role 2 play in deepening democracy & defending human rights. Uganda needs a united, strong opposition 2 challenge NRM government. Besigye, Muntu come together!” Byanyima’s tweet reads.

Brief about Winnie Byanyima

Winifred [also Winnie] Byanyima is a Ugandan-born aeronautical engineer, politician, and diplomat. She is the executive director of Oxfam International, to which she was appointed in May 2013.

She is married to four time presidential aspirant, Kizza Besigye who was the president of FDC party.

The two have only one son, Anselm Besigye.

She is the author of three critical books, namely, Parliament, the Budget and Gender.


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