Gen. Muntu condemns “people power” youth for attacking Col. Besigye

Col (Rtd) Dr Kizza Besigye and Mugisha Muntu have parted ways. Courtesy/File photo.

By Mugisha Muntu

Fellow Ugandans,
Over the weekend, it was reported that a rowdy group of people, identifying themselves as members of the opposition heckled Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye.

While the identity and motives of these people are still a matter of debate, it must be made clear by all leaders of opposition groups that the future we seek can never be achieved by using the same methods we are fighting against.

I have always said that we cannot give what we do not have. While it is understandable that different opposition groups have different views about how we should proceed, we must be careful that we do not resort to the same underhand, violent, undemocratic methods that the government regularly employs against those who disagree with them.

I therefore condemn the actions of the aforementioned group and thank Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi for swiftly and decisively disassociating himself from them.

Our opinions on how to achieve the Uganda we want may differ, but we can disagree without being disagreeable.

I wish you all a fruitful week.

Rtd. Major General Mugisha Muntu was the President of FDC, succeeding Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, and was succeeded by Patrick A. Oboi.

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