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Besigye Equated to Late IK Musaazi

Dr Kizza Besigye has been compared to the late Ignatius K Musaazi

For the sacrifices he has made to “democratize” Uganda, order http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/seo-magico-pro/social-seo-pro/includes/schema/social-seo-pro-schema-business.php jailed Forum for Democratic Change’s former Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye, sildenafil http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-logger.php has been compared to the late Ignatius Musaazi who became a national hero because of his stand against British imperialism.

Musaazi, who formed Uganda’s first political party, the Uganda National Congress (UNC) died in 1990 and was buried at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

During a public lecture held on Wednesday under the theme “tracing the cooperative steps towards Uganda’s social economic development” in his memory, Makerere University’s Prof. Julius Kiiza named FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye as the only Ugandan so far that has been able to walk in the shoes of the late Musaazi.

Prof Kiiza praised Dr Besigye for being consistently selfless in trying to return democracy and the rule of law in Uganda, and blamed Uganda’s elite class for abandoning him.

“African elites predominantly ally with the oppressor against the oppressed; this I can only call betrayal,” said the professor.

Kiiza added that like Dr Besigye, the late Musaazi was arrested and locked up in prison countless times, when he spoke against and mobilized the masses to resist colonialism.

“Like Besigye, IK Musaazi was a man who fought for independence and spoke his mind about colonialism. He encouraged Ugandans then to reclaim economic patriotism and selfless service to the people. He believed in no retreat, no surrender but unity as a strength,” he said.

“He exhibited very many characteristics of humility, empathy, conceptualization and vision; all these you can see in Dr Kizza Besigye”

At the memorial lecture, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Kirunda Kivejinja also praised the late Musaazi as a man of great ideas, who was also very kind.

“He served all the people, rich or poor and above all, he loved his country Uganda and he cherished fairness.”

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