Besigye loses temper at MP Kato Lubwama

Illustration of MP Kato Lubwama by Daily Monitor

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has lost his temper at Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama for “forgetting where he came from”.

Addressing Ugandans in London UK on Saturday, Besigye said Uganda doesn’t have a parliament—at least not a functioning one.

He said inspite of the crisis in the country, the MPs are arguing of getting Shs150m to buy a car.

“I saw Kato Lubwama “Katemba” [foolish game]. He was elected, thanks to efforts of some of us. He said that those who are feeling jealous can go hang themselves,” Besigye pointed out.

He said Kato Lubwama was elected with nothing while the others get those seats bought.

“They use like Shs300Million, use those with kiboko. Seats are procured by the dictator himself. He gives them seats to serve him not people.”

The 9th Parliament made very important resolution on oil, Besigye noted, adding that the next day they were put on buses to Kyankwanzi and put UPDF uniform.

“They make them run around. Later they bring them to Parliament and changed all the resolutions they made last week.”

Like parliament, he said, the police cannot be a people’s police if they are beating up people.

“People run away from them. The Electoral Commission is a walking stick of President Yoweri Museveni. Institutions serve those who have power.”

The good people who are there serve those with power, he argued, adding that “they tell me whenever I go to the prison that you know we support you but we have to put food on the table”.

“Once you have this situation those with power rule. Our mission is not just about removing Museveni. How we remove him matters. We must remove the control by guns.”

Besigye said if he wanted to use guns it would not be difficult because many soldiers in forces are with them [opposition].

“This is no longer debatable. In the last election where military voted, we won very well. Museveni started the war with 27 guns and it shows it is not the guns it is the people. If we wanted to take that course we would win.”

Promising to be different from Museveni, Besigye told the story of his area MP who was confronted on why he was not implementing the policies.

“At the time of squeezing the bananas not many people come. When one is at the time of collecting the beer the language changes. This MP was saying like that.”

The critical thing that must addressed is how these institutions revert to the majority, he told the audience.


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