“I believe in the God of Abraham, Jacob and Praise be to the Lord. My God tells me fear not for I am with you,” were the first words FDC president, Mugisha Muntu spoke while conceding defeat in Wednesday election.
Muntu polled 289 votes against his opponent, Kizza Besigye’s 718 votes at the Namboole held delegates conference.
While congratulating Besigye, Muntu said he crosses this country like KB does and that they have walked to all corners of the country.
“I have lost [the election] but FDC has won,” he said.
“I congratulate Dr Kizza Besigye because I am a democrat who puts principles before positions.”
Muntu said in the next six months, a judgment will be made because the country is in a mess.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure today to accept and concede to Dr Besigye as we join the process to fight for democracy.”
Meanwhile, in his speech, the winner, Besigye said he was overwhelmed by the support showed to him.
“I thank everyone for the love and support always. It has been tremendous.”
He said together with Muntu, they were contesting for the third time and he [Muntu] has been a formidable force to run against.
“Political work builds and accumulates. I urge Muntu not to stop contesting. Who knows? One day, you [Muntu] will offer more for your country.”
The FDC presidential flag bearer said Wednesday election marks the beginning of the real work.
“It begins now and make no mistake because there is hard and difficult work ahead of us,” he pointed out.
“I believe together we can achieve what is a head of us.”
Besigye said the opposition needs to use what they have to tackle the problem ahead.
“We must break the obstacles to free election. A regime we are faced with is essential weak and becoming weaker. This time we need to exert all our strength against it [regime].”
He said it will be said for The Democratic Alliance [TDA] not to tackle the problem ahead.
“Finally, I am in this [struggle] fully and there is no turning back. We will move together and remove the obstacles.
FDC Electoral Commission chairman, Dan Mugarura, then handed over the Party Flag to Flag bearer, Besigye to carry through to 2021.