NTUNGAMO – Four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has urged Ugandans to fight so as to reclaim their power from what he describes as a dictatorship.
Speaking to leaders of his People’s Government in Ntungamo District at the weekend, Dr Besigye lashed at the middle class in Uganda whom he said have abandoned the struggle for good governance.
“The only way to reclaim your power is to fight to reclaim it. Make no mistake; there is no any other way you will use to reclaim your power without struggle,” Dr Besigye said.
He also told FDC party members that gunmen can be defeated by people without guns.
“There is inherent fear that people holding guns are powerful. True, they derive power from guns people are the most powerful. With their guns, they dispossess you of your resources, power to decide, power to implement your decisions but once you decide to reclaim that power, you can get it,” he added.
He was accompanied by FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat and party mobilization secretary Ingrid Turinawe.
Ms Turinawe challenged leaders to start up local FDC projects from which members can keep mobilising themselves for development and struggle. She said every district should ensure establishment of Village to Village Associations and local groups of committed FDC members.
Mr Amuriat expressed gratitude for the honour he was given to serve FDC as its Chief Executive, further indicating he is happy with how Ntungamo FDC structures actively operate.
He also emphasised the need for discipline and respect among members in the “struggle, we are all equal whether you are an ordinary member or senior leader.”
“We are stable as a party. Staff at Najjanankumbi are working in harmony. When a revolutionary political party is stable internally, it becomes difficult to disorganise it, not even by the Museveni regime. I am also particularly happy that FDC has particularly worked so hard to penetrate Ankole region. We must continue to work harder to weaken Mr. Museveni and his regime in Ankole,” Mr Amuriat said.