KAMPALA – Opposition lynchpin Dr. Kiiza Besigye has revealed that some former government officials who used to torment him with arrests and trumped up charges are now running to him so that he cannot stop the State from arresting and persecuting them.
The four-time presidential candidate said this shows that the ruling government is about to collapse.
“We have all along been fighting, which means that we have taken our fight at a certain level now stay strong we are almost there,” he said.
He was speaking at the launch of Nyakabungo Nyamba Nkuyambe FDC Association in Buyanja Sub-county, Rukungiri district, on Sunday.
Although he did not mention names, the FDC leader suffered many arrests at the hands of police led by Gen Kale Kayihura, who was in June arrested and later charged with several offenCes before the General Court Martial. He has since been granted bail.
Dr. Besigye said the people’s government is being formed slowly across the country and will soon start running the government as the ruling party collapses.
“Our people’s government is being formed not only here but across the country, you just stay strong and wait for a whistle to blow,” he said.
Dr Besigye lauded the youth for forming the association to empower themselves.
“It is high time you help your selves economically as you wait for a good government, even though you are in a bad government that has failed its economy this association will help you, visit each other, learn from one another, you will stable,” he said.
Dr Besigye also sensitized the residents on the importance of hygiene and proper feeding.
“40% of Uganda’s children are malnourished, they are feeding poorly, they will fail to grow physically and the mind, use your association to bring back granaries that we used to store food for the dry season,” he said.
“When you wash your utensils, dry and keep them well, is your bedroom and specifically your bed clean? We still have people who sleep with goats in their houses, some diseases can be prevented only if you learn how to keep your hygiene,” he said.