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Besigye auctions Muntu’s portrait in Fort Portal

Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye spent Saturday in Kabarole district where he had gone to attend a Forum for Democratic Change fundraising in Fort Portal town.

Col. Besigye was also scheduled to visit the home late Johnson Musana, the former FDC district chairperson and pay a tribute to him.

FDC celebrates Musana as a man who “committed his adult life to the struggle to liberate Uganda from a military dictatorship”.

Musana was also Besigye’s personal friend.

Musana, who passed away aged 59, was a founder member of Reform Agenda and led the district revolutionary crusade from 2001 to 2015 when he retired.

Besigye also joined efforts with  Kasese Woman MP and also FDC Women’s League Chairperson Winnie Kiiza, MPs and FDC leaders from various districts to fundraise for the party.

From his official residence in Kasangati, Besigye was escorted by Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye, according to his press team.

Also a police van, known as a “torture van” was seen following them the official vehicle of Besigye as the entourage approached Mityana.

He made a stopover at Kitumba where supporters gave him food stuffs including hens and goats.

In Fort Portal, he was received by hundreds of cheering and celebrating supporters who led a procession across town.

Besigye later auctioned a portrait of FDC president Gen Mugisha Muntu at Buhinga play ground in Kabarole district.

Kabarole FDC leadership led Nyakato Rusoke organised the fundraising event to raise resources for the party.

Col. Besigye and Gen. Muntu have an outstanding relationship built through years of struggle to liberate Uganda, first under NRA to topple Milton Obote and later under FDC to defeat Yoweri Museveni, his team said.

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