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Besigye: I’m In Talks With Mbabazi

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Besigye had formerly spoken ill of Mbabazi who he blamed to being part of a thieving government and linked to corrupt practices such as the Temangalo NSSF land saga and the mismanagement of funds meant for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2007.


While appearing on an evening Political Talk Show on Thursday, Besigye noted, “You see, when dealing political work and mobilisation you want everybody to be with you. Whether they are convicted criminals, in a fight like this, every support is useful.”


A lot of intelligence, some severally published in the media, has pointed to an ongoing plot between the two giants to bring down the three-decade NRM regime down by the use of force.


In one such revelation, the Prime Minister’s wife, Ms Jacqueline Mbabazi, allegedly had a meeting with Besigye on an airplane.


The report claimed Mbabazi had sent Jacqueline but Besigye had declined to meet in Uganda.


Some of the intelligence has linked the duo to now exiled former Coordinator of National Intelligence, Gen. David Sejusa, pointing to a plot to take over the government by first capturing the capital Kampala.


Besigye, at the talk show, noted that Mbabazi’s tainted image would be atoned once the country got rid of the dictatorship.


“I have never said that there shouldn’t be a time for accountability. Everyone should be made to account for their wrongdoing; even if it’s me, and someone feels I have committed a punishable offense.”


“But for now, if we are working for change, everyone should be welcome to work for that change. It is that positive change that will lay the stage for people to account.”


He added: “You cannot account in a situation like now where there is no rule of law. It should be change first and then accountability later.”


Besigye’s comments also seemed to envision complete clemency of any possible charges against Mbabazi once his team took charge of the country.


“The period after, would be of not only accountability, but also truth telling and reconciliation,” said the retired Colonel.

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