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Besigye's Massive Rally Shakes Rukungiri

help http://crcpallc.com/templates/uneedo_j25/warp/helpers/checksum.php sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking to hundreds of FDC supporters gathered at Rukungiri stadium, shop http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/revslider_front.php Dr Besigye, ambulance Gen Muntu and many more leaders called for a rejection of everything yellow and the return to their original roots.

Besigye also calmed the supporters affirming that the purported massive defections to NRM “were just propaganda aimed at demoralising and confusing them”.

Besigye reassures FDC supporters


Recently, more than 3,800 former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters in Rukungiri district, were reported to have defected to the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

According to earlier reports, the defections were witnessed by NRM’s district chairman, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi and President Museveni, while attending a fundraising function for Christ the King Church Parish building, in Rukungiri Municipality.

Muhwezi is reported to have gone the extra mile of dubbing the defectors Balokole, and congratulated them for “rejecting lies by which they were hoodwinked to join FDC”.

FDC member, Moses Byamugisha poses with the national flag

Similar reports circulated during the Independence celebrations in October, when 400 FDC fans are said to have met Museveni at Rwakitura where they accused their party leaders of confusing them with lies.

Now the battle of these two parties has found its fulcrum in Rukungiri district as each party struggles to maintain its supremacy over there.

In Rukungiri yesterday, Dr Besigye was seen collecting NRM cards and t-shirts.

Crowds listen attentitvely to Besigye

“The “Besigye magic” is working on the “NRM defectors”,” a source told Chimpreports.

Earlier, FDC supporters in Rukungiri travelled 30km to Kahengye Bridge, the border of Rukungiri and Ntungamo districts, to receive Dr Besigye, MMuntu, and other leaders of the opposition.

A convoy of FDC supporters escorts FDC leaders through Rukungiri town streets

The official function followed in Rukungiri stadium where thousands gathered for an address from the opposition diehards.

“Things are happening in Rukungiri town today, the “Besigye-magic” driving residents into an uproarious excitement,” a source added.

FDC supporters gather in Rukungiri Stadium

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