Dr Besigye said every election organized by President Museveni is an opportunity to FDC because it enables them carry out their operations at the ground level.
Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has asked all Ugandans to participate in the forthcoming LC1 elections “despite being organized in an improper way of lining behind candidates.”
While addressing a rally at Sanga Secondary School playground in Sanga Sub county Nyabushozi in Kiruhura District on Wednesday, Dr Besigye said every election organized by President Museveni is an opportunity to FDC because it enables them carry out their operations at the ground level.
“Every election they bring is a blessing to us. So engage yourselves in the elections and make sure that you stand behind FDC candidates and we shame them,” said Dr Besigye.
He said there are some people in Kiruhura who threaten others for associating with FDC which he said is bad politics. He said in 1980 elections they shunned the person they are glorifying.
“You see some people in Kiruhura District threatening others not to support a candidate of their choice yet in 1980 they refused to vote Museveni. It is a shame that in Kiruhura District where the President comes from, people are migrating because of drought and you start singing NRM when you are not among the people who share on the money they steal,” said Dr Besigye.
The reason Rwenzururu kingdom palace was attacked by the UPDF, he said, is because people in Kasese voted for FDC.
“What killed the people of Kasese is because they voted for me and all six MPs from Kasese are FDC, chairman LC5 is FDC and all councilors are FDC members.
People from Kasese stood firm for our votes until when they agreed to declare that Kasese was ours which has since increased tension in the area,” explained Dr Besigye.
He reiterated at the rally that he won the February 2016 election with 52 per cent and that is recognized by outside countries. He said it is the reason he was invited at the swearing in of Ghana’s new President Mr Nana Akufo-Addo last Saturday.
“That is why I was invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of Ghana’s new President on Saturday where I am coming from to attend court in Kabale (on Thursday) which is just wastage of my time. So what I want from you is to unite and stand firm to support your (people’s) government. The reason why am called to see how other countries presidents are swearing in is because they know that I’m the President,’’ Dr Besigye said.