Besigye Warns Makerere: 2012 Is Year Of Bloodshed!!


ampoule geneva; font-size: small;”>Besigye last evening told thousands of students at Nkrumah Hall this year’s festive season will be the last one which Ugandans will enjoy with a “thieving government.”

more about geneva;”>Earlier, diagnosis we had predicted Besigye would woo students to join the “January Revolution” being planned by opposition with the view of removing President Yoweri Museveni from power.

“Makerere students, it is not a crime to remove government by protests because it is enshrined in the Constitution of this country. People must be free to demonstrate until this govt collapses as long as they are not happy with what is going on,” he warned.

“I can assure you that this will be the last Christmas Uganda will have with a bunch of thieves ruling us,” he fumed as students cheered him on.

“2012 will be a year of bloodshed. 2012 will be a year of liberation,” he roared.

Besigye said the fight remove Museveni must be led by the youth, saying “the generation of challenge.”

Flanked by Gen. Mugisha Muntu and several FDC top shots, Besigye said now is time for the youth to rise up in arms to remove the government of President Museveni.

Besigye said this was the only way for them to fight for a better government that would provide them jobs.

“People have been fighting for change since independence but they have failed. The mantle is now with you the youth of today. The revolution starts with you the students of Makerere just like other struggles around the world are led by University students,” he said, attracting a thunderous clap.


“The fight today is not about the political parties. Parties must have a conducive environment to operate freely which is not existent at the moment,” Besigye charged.

“Parties must work together to remove the dictatorship of President Yoweri Museveni and create a transitional government that will review the constitition, re-introduce term limits and there after, they can democratically compete against one another,” Besigye said.

“I want to assure you that we do not believe in the use of arms to remove Museveni from power. The gun will simply take us from one dictactorship to another,” Besigye noted.

You will recall during a recent debate in London, opposition leaders in Diaspora appealed to Besigye to declare war on Museveni so they could support him with “logistics.”.

“Therefore Ugandans should use people power to re-assert their power as the owners of the public goods. Guns have been used sevral battles in Uganda but life has not changed for the better,” Besigye roared.

“But when Walk-to-Work started, everyone in government was trembling which is a clear sign this government fears the power of the people,” Besigye noted.

Dozens died and property worth millions of shillings was destroyed during the walk-to-work riots in which opposition was protesting the rising cost of living and consummmables.


“It is not that we do not know how to fire bullets. In fact removing Museveni using guns is the easiest way of toppling him. But our worry is that the same guns will be used against the peopel again,” Besigye told a fully-packed Hall of enthusiastic students.

“The same guns will be used against people to break their ability to ask for better living conditions. A war will create another nother bunch of gun-wielding dictators,” Besigye said.

Besigye said the intellectuals are comfortable with private wealth which could be “consumed by the general situation sorrounding them.”

“All their luxuries will be destroyed in one day,” Besigye warned.

He said even professors such as Apollo Nsibambi, Mondo Kagonyera, Semakula Kiwanuka, Tarsis Kabwegyere, Khiddu Makubuya among others have shamelessly sold their souls and can no longer see what is right or wrong despite being well educated.

Besigye said people should realise their private and common interests.

“If people realised their collective power, it would be easy for them to curtail the rampant theft in government,” he concluded.

Besigye’s statements come on the backdrop of the A4C announcement that walk-to-work will resume shortly after the festive season.

Insiders in opposition say Besigye will tour all Universities in the country to mobilise students to join what is now known as the “January revolution” to oust Museveni using riots.


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