KAMPALA – Opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has on December 30, assured the government that they shall have more of action in the coming year (2020).
While delivering the end of year address to the public in his residence at Kasangati, Besigye said at the beginning of this year (2019), they declared it the ‘year of action’ and they need to take stock and celebrate the actions they take.
“This year was a direct consequence of the actions we had taken earlier to bring the country under the control of the people of Uganda,” he said.
According to Besigye, they have made arrangements for their activists to be secured when they get into trouble in 2020.
“During next year, if you stand in the way of our rights, we shall push you. It will be a push verses push until there is respect for every Ugandan,” Besigye revealed.
Last week, the Constitutional Court nullified and threw out six Members of Parliament on grounds that they contested for non-existing constituencies.
While speaking on Monday, Besigye condemned the election of those members of parliament.
“The electoral commission spent billions of taxpayers’ money organizing elections in non-existent constituencies. We have a State that can no longer function per its laws and is relied on by its supporters,” Besigye noted.
He urged the international community to join them in the struggle to enjoy their rights like the rest of the world but stressed that their struggle will not depend on them.
“Our struggle for rights won’t be dependent on them. We will fight to free ourselves whether the international community joins us or not.” He said.
Besigye added that, “This country has been forced into a bus called ‘Mpaawaatalikaaba’.”
Besigye has run and failed in his bid to become president for four consecutive elections but he remains a key figure in Uganda’s opposition.