Besigye and the team combed the sub counties of Kyeizooba and Kyabugimbi on Monday and Tuesday respectively
The former FDC presidential candidate Dr Col Kiiza Besigye, the party president Amuriat and other party leaders have camped in Bushenyi to campaign for the party’s flag bearer Christine Ninsiima.
Ninsiima is among the six candidates eyeing the Igara East seat which fell vacant after court of appeal threw out Martial Andrew on accusations of vote rigging and bribery.
Besigye and the team combed the sub counties of Kyeizooba and Kyabugimbi on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Besigye told the people of Kyeizooba to use the opportunity and vote an MP to parliament who will fight against the change of the constitution. “This bye election means a lot for us as opposition,” Besigye said.
He said after the scrapping of the term limit from the constitution, article 102b is the only hope they have been remaining within the constitution. “Uganda became crippled/lame after the removal of the term limit and now they also want to cut the only leg (article 102b) we have been remaining with,” he said.
He also told voters that when they are voting for the opposition they should not take as a sympathy vote saying, “You don’t vote for Besigye or Ninsiima but you are voting for the change of the system so that you can leave a better life.”
He implored the citizens especially the youth saying, “Praying for us who are in the struggle is not enough and stop saying we fight for you. You (voters) have to participate in the struggle of liberating our country.”
Besigye however assured the citizens stressing that, “there is no retreat until the country gets back to all of us.”
He said even if they change the constitution to allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand as president they will go ahead to oppose it. “The situation is going to be tough after the removal of age limit but the constitution is just a paper. We shall tear it. The constitution is in the hearts of people.”
Besigye said it is a shame to find that ministers can shy away to get treatment from government facilities because they know there are no services. “It’s a shame for a minister of health to suffer while being moved from a private clinic to another yet there is Mulago the biggest hospital in the country,” he said while referring to the minister of health who is currently bedridden.