United opposition members will dislodge President Museveni and his NRM cohorts in next to no time, Democratic Party president, Norbert Mao has said.
Mao, who has for long condemned opposition mishandling and way they are arrested by security agencies, speaking to journalists from Gulu High Court on Monday, says Ugandans want them to unite.
“Ugandans don’t want to wait for 2021. Power belongs to us the people. If they [security agencies] want to shoot people critical of this regime – they don’t have enough prisons to keep all of us,” Mao noted.
He added: “The meaning of us in opposition is to organize ourselves to take up the failing state. Ugandans want us to unite and we have to get the glue.”
Mao was in Gulu alongside other opposition politicians, among them Dr Kizza Besigye, Mugisha Muntu, and Winnie Kizza, among others as they witnessed the release of Arua 33 Ugandans who were arrested by security agencies following campaign fracas on August 13.
Those released on Court bail were Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Arua Municipality MP elect, Kassiano Ezati Wadri, Gerald Karuhanga – the Ntugamo Municipality MP, Paul Mwiru who’s the Jinja East MP, Mike Mabike, the former Makindye East MP among others.
Similarly, FDC first president and four time presidential aspirant Dr Kizza Besigye said what took place in Gulu on Monday and days before should never have happened.
“They [members of opposition] should have never been arrested, tortured and I didn’t know many had been in terrible state. Shaban Atiku one of the accused collapsed in Court,” Besigye said.
According to Besigye, he was grateful with country’s spirit that has been speaking the same language.
“The immediate effort now is to get this people [Arua victims of torture] regain their health,” he added.
He says their immediate focus now is to see that Museveni must go.
“This challenge will regain the control of our country. I will never allow myself to be a problem to the liberation of our country,” Besigye added.
Besigye added that Uganda is being mortgaged and before they [Ugandans] wake up, they will be in another country.