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Besigye: I am the Only Hope for the Nation

Besigye addressing the crowd at Namboole on Wednesday (Photo: Nixon Segawa/CR)

FDC President Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has urged his party delegates to vote him as the flag-bearer for the 2016 elections, doctor http://conforms.com/wp-includes/class-http.php saying it is the last chance they have to see President Museveni removed from office.

“I can guarantee you one thing – that I will see Museveni out of power when you support me, cheap ” charged Muntu.

“One thing I am good at is strategy and I can’t be provoked into battle when I am not ready. I use guerrilla tactics in politics, look ” he added as delegates cheered on.

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With eyes flashing with courage, Muntu kept FDC delegates on the edge of their seats as he rolled out a well prepared and inspirational speech.

On being rigged out of the polls in 2016, Muntu said he was better than Besigye on strategy.

“I agree with you Besigye that you have always been cheated in elections but for me I don’t stop at that. I look for solutions. That is why I am here so that I find solutions,” Muntu told an excited gathering of FDC delegates at Mandela Notational Stadium on Wednesday.

“I am your best chance. Those who say I won’t manage should stop it because they don’t understand me. I am well organised and if it requires confrontation, I am ready.”

“As I told you, if you give me your trust and become the flag-bearer I will be on that voting paper and Museveni will know what he is dealing with,” he roared as the crowd gave him a thunderous applause.

Muntu, who is facing Besigye for the position of party flag-bearer in the 2016 polls, took the delegates through his struggles, recounting how he became commander of the Ugandan army at the age of 29.

He would serve in that position for 9 years.

“I became army commander at the age of 29 but my feet remained strong on ground because I was focused,” he added.

On being Museveni’s mole, Muntu fired back: “Every time I come out to stand they begin saying I am a Museveni agent. I want to thank those who gave me a chance and shame those who labelled me a Museveni agent. Time is the best judge.”

Joshua

Earlier, Muntu was introduced to the delegates by MP Angelina Osege as the “Joshua of our times.”

In a colourful speech, Osege said Muntu is a man with “proven integrity, honesty and has been tested,” adding, the former army chief “talks about consolidation and expansion. He is a man of high moral values that Uganda needs today.”

The MP further said Muntu is a “man who will say yes in the morning and say the same thing in the evening.”

MP Abdu Katuntu said the choice delegates are making today is of the winning strategy, rooting for Muntu whom he said has a better plan to take power.

On his part, Muntu warned against sending different signals on the electoral reforms, suggesting “we need to go the united way which ever direction we take. I f we don’t take the right decisions today, we will be seen as being disunited in the eyes of the people.”

The elections are currently underway at the stadium.
Former FDC President Dr Kizza Besigye has urged party delegates to trust him with the onus of carrying their flag bearer in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Besigye was speaking during the party delegates conference at Namboole on Wednesday afternoon where and noted that he is sure of seizing power.

“My campaign is to be short and focused because we are here to elect a person who will win the 2016 election. Unfortunately a lot of challenges   I have seen especially from my colleague could have been like we are campaigning for party president but that is not the case, this site http://daisho.ca/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php ” Besigye told delegates.

”We are going into an election but some of our colleagues think it’s going to be free and fair which is  not the case as has been the previous times. We are competing against a military dictatorship and I can assure you I am the only one who can overpower this regime, http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/my.php ” said Besigye.

He challenged his rival Gen Mugisha Muntu to appreciate he has won almost all the previous elections he has been involved in with President Museveni which he said shows trust that the people have in him .

“I heard Gen Muntu saying the support I got in 2001 was accrued from that of DP leader Paul Kawanga Semwogerere but he should know in that election I was battling with Francis Bwengye who was a DP member. It should be known that supporters are never inherited but are people who have trust in someone.”

The former FDC President added: “This was shown by the kind of enthusiasm during my campaigns where some people even gave me money. For the first time I saw poor Ugandans give me money so that I go and do their work. That’s a demonstration of their trust in my candidature.”

Besigye has unsuccessfully contested thrice against President Museveni.

He, http://dailyampersand.com/wp-admin/includes/revision.php however, assured that he was always rigged out of the race.

“In 2001 I was no body’s candidate as I competed as an individual with no one behind me but in the following elections I have been competing as an FDC candidate. When a candidate loses, the party loses and the failure is put on us all as party members,” Besigye noted.

The FDC strongman said he wants to make history by winning the forthcoming elections and President Museveni also become the first leader to hand over power  peacefully but noted that this cannot come on a silver plate but rather through electoral reforms.

“The duty is on us to see that reforms are put in place before the forthcoming elections. Some members are saying I am calling for a boycott but that’s not the case, I am fighting for elections after reforms. I have to ensure we have free and fair elections,”

Besigye campaign team manager Hon. Geoffrey Ekanya described the former FDC leader as the only single Ugandan who has suffered while fighting against injustices in the country, adding that he is a tested leader.

“He is one single Ugandan who has fed the greatest amount of teargas and this shows the regime is panicking and fear him,” Ekanya noted.

Over 1,000 delegates from various parts of the country are voting in the elections at Namboole.

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