Besigye: Museveni is the enemy to Uganda progress


Besigye listens to a question at a press conference

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has described President Yoweri Museveni as the enemy to Uganda’s progress.

The former presidential candidate was angered by the way he was manhandled at Entebbe airport on arrival.

“As soon as I arrived, the goons picked me from the plane. They were wearing Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] uniforms. You know I was charged for treason,” he told press at his home in Kasangati Wakiso district.

He added: “But everyone knows the people committing treason are Museveni and his people using gun. We have a divided country; on one side we have people [Ugandans] and on the other, gunmen.”

Besigye said what happened today is a clear demonstration that “I am the people’s president”.

“I got here with a whole convoy of police cars, all with sirens, bringing the president back.”

He, however, said he has not come back officially since his passport is not stamped.

“My luggage is still at the airport. Some police officers went to claim my luggage, a thing Kenya Airways refused to do.”
“The enemy of Uganda’s progress is the regime and its behavior. Museveni is killing investments by the way he behaves. This is our country. Let’s not get tired.”

He maintained that what happened today is definitely something that must be condemned.

“But I am glad I am back”.

He said in Africa, people are the servants of the leaders.

“That must change. Leaders must be the people’s servants.”

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