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Besigye to UK Fans: Museveni’s Strength Lies in Guns

Byanyima and her husband Dr Besigye attending the conference in London on Saturday

FDC strongman Dr Kizza Besigye has rallied the opposition in Diaspora to remain resilient in the quest to take power from President Museveni.

Besigye told his supporters on Saturday at a conference in London, side effects http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-includes/wp-diff.php UK that the power in Uganda does not belong to the population but a “small group of people.”

Flanked by his wife Winnie Byanyima, try http://cenariospizza.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php the opposition chief said “countries work and serve for those who have power. If you have no power you will not be served. Unfortunately in our country the bitter truth is that we live in a country where we have no power.”

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He said the situation was facilitated by the colonialists who used force to rule Uganda.

“This has not just happened because of Museveni. He found them there. Collectively as a country, medicine as Ugandans we lost our power to the British with the force of arms. They came with gun powder,” he added.

“Some of our ancestors put a resistance. We ceased to be citizens of our villages but subjects of England. That situation has not changed till today. We are still under those with guns.”

The government has previously challenged Besigye’s views on enormous power being concentrated in the hands of the president, saying people chose their leadership through routine elections.

Uganda holds elections once in five years.

Besigye has lost four national elections to President Museveni.

He has since vowed to reclaim people’s power through acts of defiance which are yet to materialize.

Besigye told his supporters that he thought fighting past dictatorships would see an end to the misuse of guns which was not the case after taking power in 1986.

The former FDC President served as a doctor in the NRA bush war that ushered the NRM government into power.

He would later break ties with his former boss and ally President Museveni, accusing the latter of diverting from the core principles of the armed rebellion.

But Museveni accused Besigye of impatience and disrupting the course of the revolution.

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