Presidential advisor on media matters Tamale Mirundi doesn’t see why anyone would waste their time on opposition leader Kizza Besigye who he described as a “reject”.
A reject, according to Wikipedia, is a failure, loser, incompetent person.
Mirundi who calls himself “a liberal and a voice of wisdom”, chronicled Besigye’s failures over the years.
The founder of Forum for Democratic Change, the biggest opposition political party, has stood against President Yoweri Museveni and lost four times in a row.
Yet, recently, social media enthusiasts suggested that Besigye be award a Nobel Prize for spearheading activism in Uganda just like the late South African president Nelson Mandela.
Mirundi thinks otherwise.
“Government is wasting its time on Dr Kizza Besigye,” Mirundi said while appearing on NBS Extra Tuesday.
He added: “He [Besigye] is an itching opponent and a reject.”
Appearing earlier on the same television, politician and lawyer Israel Mayengo seemed to agree with Mirundi.
Mayengo says the court injunction banning FDC prayers is “nonsensical”, adding that FDC should be allowed to hold its prayers as long as they are breaking no law.
He said the issue of Besigye being sworn in is mere talk hence government should not waste resources in trying to curtail him.
“Where is he going to be sworn in? At his home?”
Mayengo said a president of an African country is almost incapable of realising that their country is failing.
He said in any case, given that the incumbent has state resources on his side, he is likely to keep winning elections.
“That’s why we need term limits. Much as much has been done in the last 30 years, more could have been done.”
Mayengo says the age limit issue, the independence of Electoral Commission and Parliament will come up a lot over the next 5 years.