Besigye asks Parliament to fight bad governance


Dr Kizza Besigye, right, arrives at Parliament where he was invited by Leader of the Opposition.

The former Forum for Democratic Change – FDC leader and the 4-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has Wednesday afternoon accessed Parliament premises unfettered by security.

Besigye, who was in the company of former Leader of the Opposition Philip Wafula Oguttu, was received by Kiira Municipality MP Ssemujju Nganda, at the Leader of the Opposition’s office boardroom at Parliament where he met legislators to discuss party misunderstandings.

Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafula Oguttu is received by Opposition Chief whip and Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.

Speaking to the journalists after the meeting, Dr Besigye said it was not about resolving indifferences in the party and shadow cabinet but discussed how to assert the will of the people that was given to them in the election.

A number of Opposition lawmakers belonging to the camp of former FDC party president Gen Mugisha Muntu in the aftermath of the FDC party presidential elections in 2017, said the meeting renewed hope that a tight bond holds the legislators together.

Besigye also reminded MPs on their role in fighting bad governance and dictatorship.

“It was the role of Members of Parliament to fight and defend the “illegal” Constitution Amendment in 2017 and protect the will of the people,” Besigye said.

The Constitution of Uganda was last year amended to allow persons above 75 years of age to qualify for the presidential seat.

Besigye called on MPs to appreciate the urgency of having political transition in Uganda.

Dr Besigye addresses Opposition MPs in the LoP’s office boardroom.



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