FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, yesterday apologized to Ugandans for bringing President Yoweri Museveni into power.
“I plead guilty for being one of the people who brought a problem (Museveni) to Uganda,” Besigye told a rally in Lamwo district.
In July, while addressing hundreds of supporters at Kabwohe Grounds in Sheema district and Kizinda in Ishaka, Bushenyi municipality, Besigye apologised to the people of Ankole for failing to remove Museveni from power in the last three elections.
Besigye said he regrets not liberating Ugandans from the corrupt regime of President Museveni but said with their support, he will be able to capture power come 2016.
Besigye said he has suffered at the hands of the NRM government, facing several arrests and detentions over tramped-up charges of treason, rape and political persecution while trying to ‘liberate’ them.
He pleaded with voters to “reward” his efforts by voting him as their party flag-bearer to be able to over throw the current regime blaming his loss on rigging by the ruling NRM party.
Besigye has stood three times against Museveni and lost.
However, former coordinator of intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa, claims Besigye actually won the 2006 elections but was rigged out.
Besigye who served as Museveni’s doctor in the bush war, on Monday said he was ready to change things at a rally in northern Uganda attended by FDC Party President Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the Deputy President Hon. Ronald Reagan Okumu and Mr. Oneka Lit Denis Amere the FDC Flag bearer for Kitgum Municipality.
“I promise you, I will never relax till I solve the problem I brought to you Ugandans,” Besigye told Padibe residents.
Speaking at a rally in Sironko district, Besigye said people are in the ruling NRM party for two reasons; fear and money.
“I fought to bring NRM here, forget the newcomers now praising it,” Besigye said.
“We captured power using guns and you remained powerless. Now we will liberate ourselves without guns.”
He said NRM was started to fight against exploiting the majority by a clique.
Besigye also wondered why 10,000 (SFC) soldiers are protecting Museveni against if he is popular.