“President Yoweri Museveni realised, it’s time to make peace with me who is going to take power,” FDC candidate, Kizza Besigye, told Pader residents on Sunday.
Besigye was referring to a rare incident that happened at Namugongo catholic martyrs shrine that saw Museveni shake his hand as well as that of Amama Mbabazi during the papal mass.
While addressing a rally on his Acholi region tour the next day, Besigye said all “was clear that it is indeed time up for Mr. Museveni”.
“Today marks the first leg of our campaigns in the Acholi region, we spent the whole day with our brothers and sisters of Pader. I would like to thank you all on behalf of Forum for Democratic Change – FDC leaders and party members across the country for the very enthusiastic and massive support shown in Pader.”
Besigye said the vigour and excitement exhibited by people of Pader at all rallies held on Sunday was a signal enough that the struggle to liberate the country was close by.
He thanked Aruu county MP Hon. Odonga Otto and the women FDC leaders in the district you have being instrumental in the mobilisation.
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“I have come with good news that the dictatorship is finished,” Besigye told the cheering crowd in Pajule, Pader district.
He said for the first time last week, he heard Museveni say if he is defeated in elections, he will go home.
“It is because he is looking at the reality and knows he has no way to maneuver anymore.”
Besigye cited the Namugongo development saying when for the first time in 15 years, Museveni went and greeted him, it should the president was aware “its time to go”.
“When he retires, he should have a lot of questions to answer on northern Uganda which he has neglected for many years.”
Besigye said although his government will form a reconciliation committee, Museveni has to account for what he has done.