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We’re now refugees in our own country-Besigye


Besigye in Masaka

Former FDC president, Kizza Besigye, was yesterday visiting Masaka district where he brought business to a standstill.

Besigye is still traversing the country campaigning for the position of party flag bearer against party president, Mugisha Muntu.

In Masaka town, Besigye met delegates from the greater Masak region before holding a rally in town.


The rally was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life.

At the rally, Besigye reiterated his promise to “uproot Museveni” swearing not to rest until he has achieved that goal.

“That is what I have to do to rid Uganda of all its problems,” he said.


Crowds listening to Besigye in Masaka


“One of the problems is that we are in a country that does not belong to us. We call ourselves citizens but this country is not ours.”

He said that was so because citizens nolonger have the power to determine what they want or how the country is governed.

“We are like refugees in our own country,” he said as the crowd roared and cheered him on.


Besigye meeting Mbarara FDC delegates

The rally was attended by Masaka Mayor Kayemba Afayo.

From Masaka, Besigye made a stopover in Lyantonde, where people were reportedly ready to “welcome change”.


Ankole FDC delegates listening to Besigye

People received Dr. Besigye about 2km out of town, made a procession and walked with him up to the venue.

“There was a lot of intimidation but the people stood firm,” an FDC youth leader told us.

Besigye later continued to Mbarara town where he met delegates.

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