BY ELLY KARENZI
FDC President, Dr. Col. Kiiza Besigye visited his supporters in Ibanda where he paralyzed businesses to stand still as he had gone for a fundraising drive for FDC party offices which will be erected soon in Ibanda municipality council. He was escorted by heavy security and his FDC supporters remained calm till the rally ended successfully.
Dr. Besigye who arrived at Kitwe Saza play ground at 4.10pm, addressed his supporters where he cited out contradicting votes entries by Electoral Commission tally sheets. He told his supporters that he won the election with 52%,but was cheated. He told his supporters that he has come to thank them for voting for him, but the elections results were rigged, and he was arrested together with Mr. Muntu Mugisha from the FDC party headquarters on 19.2.2016. He told them that he was jailed in his home for 30 days, so that Mr. Yoweri Museveni should be sworn in. He explained that was arrested that and not allowed to take the matters to court to challenge the results and instead was sent in jail and could not put in his petetion to courts of law.
He said Mr. Museveni has been in power for over 30 years,and therefore Uganda has not realized its targeted goals for several years. He cited the closing of Makerere University after parents have sold off their land, property, while others received loans from the commercial Banks,others even sold the old iron sheets from their houses to pay fees for their sons and daughters, but the year has been eaten by “locusts” and the students were sent home because their lectures staged strikes as they were demanding their money for the last eight years.
“It is my understanding that Mr. Museveni should ask retirement and hand over the government to youth and o to Rwakitura to look after his cows” Dr. Besigye told his supporters who clapped and said who is killing Uganda;s education.
In a move to promote education in Uganda at a reasonable price, instead education is becoming too expensive, Dr. Besigye pointed out by citing that all lectures at Makerere University have not received the money. He posed a question that supposing Mr. Museveni goes back to school at this time, will he manage to meet fees which can not be affordable to peasants. He said that the father of Mr. Museveni the late Kaguta in olden days could sell a cow and paid fees, but theses days it is becoming too expensive.
He said some unscrupulous thieves have embezzled and misused the public funds that end up in their stomachs.”But on our parts as FDC party members we have been trying on our part to point such mistakes a eye opened. He asked his supporters to fight hard in developing Uganda before 2021 and exposing the names of government workers who embezzle the public funds.