Mukono Municipality Woman Member of Parliament doesn’t see any difference between President Yoweri Museveni and European colonisers who came to Africa to claim territories.
Betty Nambooze drew the similarity while speaking at the Wednesday Democratic Party Buganda meeting held at Sharing Hall Nsambya.
The meeting concluded with the endorsement of former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, for president come 2016 general elections.
“Museveni is a colonialist who should be fought,” Nambooze urged leaders.
Museveni who came to power in 1986 after staging a successful guerrilla war, has ruled for close to 30 years now.
Yet in 2016, he is seeking a fifth term in office after “buying off” Members of Parliament to remove presidential term limits and ignoring the age limit set by the constitution.
Opposition also accuses Museveni of destroying their alliance [The Democratic Alliance] with dirty money.
“Uganda now wants total independence,” Nambooze reminded the leaders.
“The time is now to fight for self-rule,” she emphasised.
Nambooze called upon the whole country to join in what she called the fight for democracy.
She said it [democracy] was the reason why opposition political parties entered TDA.
“We entered TDA in the spirit of unity because it’s one of the ideals of DP since independence.”
She said although they backed Kizza Besigye, they don’t ally with individuals but principles.
The meeting concluded that they needed Amama Mbabazi who had a chance of winning against Museveni not Besigye who has already lost thrice to the incumbent.
“The candidate we are backing must commit publicly himself on Buganda issues,” Nambooze reiterated.
She said Buganda doesn’t want agreements with strings attached like the recent one.
She thus asked other parties not to field candidates in Buganda DP stronghold saying DP would return the favour by keeping off other regions.