Everybody who votes for Museveni is an oppressor-Kaija


FDC’s Harold Kaija speaking to press

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] deputy secretary general Harold Kaija believes every Ugandan who votes for President Yoweri Museveni is an oppressor.

While demystifying the defiance campaign on NBS TV Morning Breeze programme Thursday, Kaija said Uganda was divided into two; the oppressor and the oppressed.

“Uganda is divided into two; the oppressed and the oppressor. Everybody who votes for Mr Museveni is an oppressor.”

FDC has always maintained that their presidential candidate Kizza Besigye won the 2016 elections but was only overthrown in a coup by Museveni.

They thus launched a defiance campaign in which they would use non-violence to resist Museveni’s rule.

Kaija says NRM has tried to demonize the word “defiance”.

“All we are doing is refusing to accept the unlawful including some laws which we feel are unlawful.”

He was not happy with political analyst Charles Rwomushana who defined FDC as Forum for Violent Change saying it was ridiculous and uncalled for.

“FDC is all about non-violence. Defiance is not necessarily violence. We want to overthrow the government but will not use violence.”

According to Kaija, in these parts, one cannot win an election organised by one’s opponent, explaining that that is what happened last February.

He said the safest way to deal with a dictator is through non-violence.

“Violence has never been a position of the FDC. Besigye doesn’t operate alone. He is not the party. He is only the struggle’s face.”

Kaija says the struggle is larger than FDC itself and unlike what happened in the past, once FDC takes power, those who will be replaced won’t be forced to flee the country.

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