Election 2016

FDC Protests are Misguided – Byanyima

 

Winnie Karagwa Byanyima,  the wife of Col Dr Kizza Besigye has a divergent stand on the opposition Forum for Democratic Change’s planned protests against their candidate’s incarceration by Police.

Col Besigye since the mid February elections has remained in confinement at his house by police, which believes he would cause chaos in the capital Kampala once let out.

In retaliation, the opposition party at the start of the week announced different forms for protests they will be embarking on to show their discontent.

One such is the boycotting of businesses and businessmen who have been supportive of the NRM regime, as well as musicians who helped the party during the campaign season.

The UK based head of Oxfam International Mrs. Byanyima however, disagrees with the latter.

Boycotting musicians who merely sang at President Museveni’s rallies Byanyima said was “Misguided.”

Responding to a news report about the planned civil action, Mrs. Byanyima tweeted, “Musicians Should not be a target.”

Similar feelings were shared on Tuesday by one of the leading artists Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine, who told Dr Besigye at his Kasangati home that boycotting musicians was an unwise move.

The opposition party among others also urges its supporters to stay at home every Thursday; dress in black and pray for their candidate who they claim won the February 18th presidential elections.

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