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Uganda:FDC take defiance campaign to Masaka
Published on 26-11-2016 - at 02:59' by Daily Monitor

The rally was a climax of a one-day regional party meeting at Vienna Golden Hotel in Masaka town that was aimed at reviewing the party’s performance since the 2016 general elections.

The leadership of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change has once again urged all Ugandans to join their defiance campaign in order to “claim their seized victory” by the ruling National Resistance Movement party in the February general elections.

At a political rally in Masaka Town on Friday, party Spokesman Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda said the party would not give up the struggle to cause change in the political leadership of the country.

The rally was a climax of a one-day regional party meeting at Vienna Golden Hotel in Masaka town that was aimed at reviewing the party’s performance since the 2016 general elections.

“We will continue to be defiant until we get back our stolen victory,” Mr Ssemujju said. “And we have tipped our party members and all our other supporters about the tricks and skills we will be using in the remaining time and programmes. We expect them to carry them down right up to the grassroots.”

The party’s flag bearer in the February elections, Dr. Kizza Besigye, said since 2001, the NRM leadership has been rigging elections.

He said the same “victory” was achieved in February although the outgoing Electoral Commission announced Mr Museveni as the winner.

Dr Besigye said the defiance campaign is the only mechanism through which Ugandans can be united and fight for their liberation.

He said that FDC cannot wait until the 2021 general elections because the electoral body operates on the whims of President Museveni.

Dr Besigye blamed President Museveni for the current decay of major government sectors like education, banking and agriculture.

He said the closure of Makerere University has become a cross-cutting problem to all Ugandans coming at the time when all their sources of income have collapsed.

“We gave government ten days to reopen Makerere, six days are remaining. If they fail to open it before the end of the ultimatum, that will be our starting point in liberating Ugandans,” he said.

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Dr Besigye waves to supporters in Masaka.

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