Photos: Besigye car tyre goes up in flames


The tyre on Besigye’s car went in flames

FDC stalwart was Saturday morning involved in a car accident on his way to Hoima town.

Besigye was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 that cop, Bwana Arinaitwe, broke with a gun butt while arresting Besigye years back.

FDC Women League leader, Ingrid Turinawe, confirmed the incident saying they had “just survived by Grace of God”.

Ingrid is travelling with Besigye to Hoima for his presidential flag bearer campaigns.

She said while on the way after Kiboga, the car tyre caught fire and burned up.

“Traveling with president of the people to Hoima. Tyre burns while we are on high way after Kiboga,” she said.

Ingrid also says the same they are travelling in has been at Central Police Station in Kampala after it was impounded some time back.

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“It was released and we used it today,” she revealed, pointing out, “We suspect the tyre was sprayed by substance e.g. acid or paraffin. It got burnt completely while we drove.”

Moses Byamugyisha, an FDC youth leader, also confirmed the incident.

Besigye himself said of the incident: “Just survived a peculiar tyre burst. We should have changed all wheels coz we’d seen a “policeman” spray the tyres!”

No one was hurt in the unfortunate incident.

Besigye is expected to meet FDC delegates in Hoima and address rallies in the town thereafter.

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