“Get ready for protests this year, whether I am alive or not” –Besigye warns


NEWS-Opposition kingpin Dr. Kizza Besigye has said that the country should brace itself for a series of protests this year, as he continues to lead the agenda for political transition.

The four-time presidential candidate made these remarks while appearing on NBS Morning Breeze where he said that whether he will be alive to command these protests from the front or not, protests in Uganda are something that cannot be avoided, as long as President Museveni remains at the helm of the country.

According to Besigye, the majority of the people are willing to step up and go against the regime.

He added that “the population is now moving ahead of us because we have shown some weaknesses in our leadership (Opposition), and we are following them.

Besigye continued that the time has come, where Ugandans have to set their own agenda and have control of their country.

Before the 2021 general elections, there was disunity among the opposition fractions, with some saying that they can deliver change through the ballot.

Besigye said that he is convinced that all opposition formations now appreciate his school of thought that elections will not deliver the change they want, and this will play to their advantage.

Last week, the Red Card Front under the leadership of Besigye wrote to the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) asking them to join hands in their campaign against the injustices in the country.