FDC president, Mugisha Muntu, says the opposition political party has what it takes not only to remove President Yoweri Museveni but to also improve the quality of leadership.
“To remove Museveni is one thing, improving leadership is another,” Muntu cautioned while speaking at Kizza Besigye’s rally in Mukono town on Thursday.
“Museveni fears only two things; unity of purpose and organization,” he noted.
He said FDC has what it takes to accomplish this.
Angered by the way FDC leaders tried to block Mukono MP Betty Nambooze on account of leaning towards Amama Mbabazi, Muntu called for tolerance.
FDC supporters today wanted to block Nambooze from accessing the podium although she later rallied them to vote Besigye in 2016.
Drawing on the event, Muntu said he will ensure that leaders are disciplined.
“You must be tolerant. You can’t give what you don’t have.”
Speaking at the same rally, Besigye renewed his eagerness to debate with President Museveni.
“I hear he [Museveni] has accepted. I am ready to debate with him.”
Besigye said it was not a war of parties because “NRM isn’t a party, it’s a military dictatorship”.
“But we won’t get the Uganda we desire if we don’t work really hard.”
He said FDC wants a Uganda of healthy children; a Uganda of happy people.
“We want a Uganda of proud farmers; a Uganda of respectable families; a Uganda of proud citizens.”
Besigye who appreciated the love showed by the people of Mukono said the Thursday event was not an ordinary rally.
“It’s a parade for declaring a new Uganda. Ugandans in all parts of the country now agree that enough is enough. We have to change.”