KAMPALA — Opposition strongman and former Forum for Democratic Change President Dr Kizza Besigye has lashed out at critics and accused them of witch hunt.
Dr. Besigye who was reacting to social media comments where critics asked him to emulate the Kasese District Woman MP Winnie Kiiza and quit elective politics said he doesn’t understand what motivates such a comments yet he doesn’t occupy any political or public office.
“I dare Kizza Besige and Kaguta to emulate Hon. Winnie Kizza,” tweeted one of the social media influencers known as Ugaman.
In response, Dr. Besigye who has not occupied a government office for over 20 years accused a one Ugaman of witch hunt—saying; “Am not paid by anyone to do what I do, which attracts torment and torture for me and family”.
He added: “I have not occupied a government office in more than 20 years, not been in a political party leadership since 2021″.
“Can I be helped to understand what motivates such a comment,” an angry Besigye wrote.
Dr. Besigye who heads a pressure group known as People’s Government and Bobi Wine real Robert Kyagulanyi recently announced “the United Force of Change” to take on incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
It is not immediately clear who will represent the opposition if the joint aganda works. As of today, over 15 aspirants include former security minister Gen Henry Tumukunde have announced plans to contest for country’s top job.
At a recent joint press conference the two leaders, who command a large following in the opposition circles, said it was time to put their differences aside and work for the common good.
“This country is bigger than all of us individuals. We as leaders can only see and show you the way. We are announcing these activities and can only succeed if we all work hand in hand. We have been talking and this we are doing is yet another step in the right direction. We see the counterattacks and it should be message we should not be each other’s enemy. We must know that there is only one enemy,” Bobi Wine said.
Dr Besigye said: “It has not been an easy journey to come to this day of joining hands as united forces of change. What we have done today is a new chapter calling upon all Ugandans to come together.”
He added: “Indeed Covid has shown how the people Uganda have been brought to the brink of destruction. What we are doing today is giving direction to the more than 90% population to regain their country. This is a clarion call to say time has come to raise our voices and say this is our country.”