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Don’t Condition Yourselves According to Someone’s Agenda – Dr. Besigye Cautions Opposition

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Dr. Kizza Besigye has urged change seeking Ugandans not to deliberate on the potential end date of President Yoweri Museveni’s 34-year regime but work towards that day in day out.

He made these remarks while speaking at Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s unveiling ceremony that was held at the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) headquarters at Najjanankumbi.

Speaking on Tuesday, Besigye intimated that while liberation seems closer than ever, citizens must not expect it to fall from heaven like manna.

“That you are now looking at 2021. Why should you condition your mind according to their plans? Why can’t Ugandans turn Uganda into their country even tomorrow? Or even today, why must we wait? That we are waiting for 2021,” Besigye posed.

For one, Besigye pointed out that when they were capturing power as the National Resistance Army (NRA) in 1986, nobody told them when to swear in.

“On 26th January 1986; when Museveni was sworn in as President, who set up that day? Who set up the date for his swearing-in? It was ourselves sitting in Lubiri there, having captured it,” he stated further.

“We are the ones who said now tomorrow I think we should go and swear in. We set our own agenda. You cannot liberate your own country according to the agenda of another person,” Besigye added.

As such, he asked the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters to remain conscious of this fact and take heart.

That aside, Besigye called for tolerance towards those serving in the security forces saying that they are also suffering like other Ugandans.

“These soldiers are even annoyed than you are, they are suffering more than you are. And let us not at any moment think that these are our enemies. They are actually our friends still trapped,” he observed.

“Even those LDUs, they are your brothers and sisters, you know how much they are suffering,” Besigye stated further.

Lukwago defection  

Kampala Lord Mayor together with his wife acknowledging FDC supporters after receiving party cards shortly.

                                                                            

On the other hand, Deputy Government Spokesperson Rtd. Col. Shaban Bantariza dubbed today’s unveiling ceremony of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as deceitful.

Bantariza said that while he only belongs to the National Resistance Movement (NRM), it is pretty clear that Lukwago departed a long time ago from DP.

“They have been pulling and pushing together. When Besigye put up his fake government of people’s government, he was appointed as vice or deputy president. How can they come now and say we have got a big fish from DP, they are lying,” he noted.

Rising further, Bantariza said that it is pretty clear that this defection was staged and managed to make FDC and Besigye relevant once again.

Therefore he called upon Ugandans not to be fooled by this gimmick and stick to his party which speaks the truth.

“My advice to Ugandans, they must be able to read between the politics of deceit and politics of truth. So that unveiling there is dishonesty that I read. I want to advise Ugandans that they should stick to the party that tells them the truth and that is NRM,” Bantariza summed up.

 



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

STATEMENT
Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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