Besigye: ‘Ugandans are just talkers’, nonviolent actions will liberate them


FDC party has had different ways to get to power including prayers. Courtesy photo.

The first Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye has said Ugandans are good talkers.

Besigye says Ugandans need to rise up and liberate their country from what he called a ‘Junta’ ruler. He says this depose is possible in one week.

The former doctor to President Museveni added that there is no need to use violent methods to liberate Uganda and exposed its tyranny.

The four time presidential aspirant was addressing media and his followers at Katonga road FDC offices in Kampala on Saturday.

This is the second time in less than four days Besigye is addressing media and Ugandans after the Arua Municipality by election which was marred by chaos and death of Bobi Wine’s driver.

“Don’t just talk – nonviolent actions will liberate [us] Ugandans,” he said.

On the arrest, mistreatment of MPs Robert Kyagulanyi, Francis Zaake [all in severe medical statuses as of now] and others remanded to prison by Court, Besigye says it’s being done by Museveni’s regime to scare their followers.

“The mistreatment of Kyagulayi and his colleagues is to scare those who follow them, those who believe in them,” he said.

Unfortunately, Besigye says: “This thing has happened when those who talk we want change are fractured – regrettably.”

Mr Besigye says Ugandans must make every effort to coordinate among all the available platforms ready to dispose the junta.

“We need to urgently coordinate to have common action purposes,” he says, revealing that by Monday [next week], there will already be a possibility on a common position on how to move forward.

On dialogue which has been sought for many years, he says, “even those talking for dialogue must tell Museveni to go.”

Flanked by Erias Lukwago – Kampala Lord Mayor, FDC party president Amuriat Patrick Oboi, and other legislators [politicians], Museveni’s former doctor noted that after Museveni is no more, there is need to rebuild state institutions.

“Today, we have junta institutions. You hear Bank of Uganda [BOU] – it’s not our bank – it’s for somebody. You hear Uganda Police, it’s not ours.”

He called on those aggrieved and affected to have reconciliation, adding that ‘we have deep wounds that we need to heal.”


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