“There is no turning back,” opposition leader Kizza Besigye has vowed.
Addressing press at his home in Kasangati on Monday, Besigye said what happened today [when he was manhandled by military] indicates that he is “the people’s president”.
“This imposter regime must go,” he said, accusing President Yoweri Museveni of posing a threat to Uganda’s economic, social and political progress.
He accused the president of killing investments in the country.
“The people of Uganda must regain their freedom.”
“Nkommywewo! [I am back!] I have been away for more than a month. I had a lot of activities out there. We had a very busy schedule out there.”
He described his UK and US tours as a very fruitful engagement saying wherever it was so.
He denied committing treason saying Museveni’s regime which mistreated him today was the one committing treason.
He announced a surprise for October 9, independence day celebrations which he will clarify on later.
“We are going to use this independence to show that this is our country. We shall communicate the programme later. We are going to win by defiance.”
Besigye said his party, FDC, is one.
“We have one leader: Gen. Mugisha Muntu. But in every political party, there are as many views as there are people.”
He said they collect views and the ones that unite them, the important ones, they rally together around those.
“We don’t have same views on everything.”