FDC candidate, Kizza Besigye, on Thursday told Kasese voters that the February election is aimed at liberating the country.
“I want Ugandans to be liberators in this election,” Besigye told crowds that came to meet him in various places.
In a February 2, 2016 special message to Ugandans, Besigye maintained “18th Feb 2016 is the liberation day!”
He said the struggle did not begin fifteen years ago with Besigye Vs Museveni, neither did it begin in 1981 bushes of Luwero.
“It started in the 1950s to liberate Uganda from individual rulers who took away people’s power and ruled Uganda using gun and decrees up to today. Ruler after ruler and dictator after dictator.”
Besigye said independence has been unrealistic and useless to the citizens of Ugandans who have continued to live as slaves and beggars of what out rightly belongs to them.
“We have been organising and preaching the gospel of change for a while. Finally the climax of the struggle is here.”
He said it was time to work together for the common good regardless of religions, political parties and different offices held.
“Time has come to liberate our country, Ugandans must get real independence and take charge of their motherland. We don’t have grudges with anybody whatsoever and he who feels that he owes Ugandans a duty to explain the misuse of the powers that was entrusted to him, should apologetically use the same powers under him to act pro-people and put an end to the bad regime, Ugandans will surely forgive him.”
Besigye held smaller rallies in Karambi, Mahango subcounty, Kyalumba, Bukonzo East, Bwera Town and Bukonzo West.
Escorted by party president, General Mugisha Muntu, Besigye made a stopover at Karambi village where residents erected a one kilometre red carpet.
Here, Besigye was given a chair while crowds poured at the venue to listen to him.
Besigye promised to improve the welfare and income of the locals once he takes power.
His main rally is on today at Nyakasanga playground in Kasese town.
This morning, Dr Kizza Besigye inspected Katwe Salt Lake in Kasese, an abandoned venture.