Former head of political intelligence at state house, Charles Rwomushana, says the opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] is turning into a violent forum.
Rwomushana who was demystifying Kizza Besigye’s defiance campaign on NBS TV morning breeze programme Thursday, said FDC was not supposed to be a political party.
“It was supposed to be a forum where all political shades converged.”
He said the initial idea of FDC was hijacked and turned into a party.
“FDC is metamorphosing into Forum for Violent Change given this defiance campaign.”
He described Besigye as FDC’s former president because there is no post of presidential candidate anywhere.
“He [Besigye] holds no position in the party but currently, he is driving its dynamics. That there are ongoing guerrilla operations is now factual. Mugumya has been linked to ADF.”
Democratic Republic of Congo authorities in August declared Sam Mugumya, a former aide to Besigye an Allied Democratic Forces rebel.
Mugumya’s name is among the 200 names that were released by the government claiming that they are rebels belonging to ADF.
ADF, is a rebel outfit that waged war against the Kampala regime.
Although Mugumya was linked to guerrilla activities, Rwomushana acknowledged he has no evidence to pin Besigye to such.
“I have no evidence to link Besigye to what is going on but there has got to be more to his continued detention.”
He, however, observed that there are internal problems within FDC but they have galvanised popular support and now they want to wear down the economy.
“There is smouldering of an uprising. What is yet to happen is a spark. Entebbe procession could have been that spark.”