Museveni’s crude tactics force Besigye to consider becoming a ‘terrorist’
Uganda’s opposition leader Col (Rtd) Dr. Kizza Besigye has been forced to consider becoming a ‘terrorist’, he writes on his Facebook profile.
Uganda’s President Yuweri Museveni has not hidden his hatred, disdain for and unabashed desire to use all the forces of the state against Col Besigye, who was once Museveni’s personal physician.
Besigye who has been arrested countless times was arrested about four times during and after the recent general elections in Uganda, which some foreign observers said ‘suffered from democratic shortcomings.’
The win extends Museveni’s occupation of power after 30 years.
The Observer missions in their findings said the 2016 electoral process overall suffered from democratic shortcomings, while still remaining largely peaceful.
Besigye wrote Thursday night February 25, 2016 “Tonight, I feel like becoming a real “terrorist”! This is the effect of endless acts of impunity on the part of the Uganda Police. When the people assigned the responsibility of maintaining law and order become deliberate and arrogant law breakers, where does one turn to?”
The country’s electoral commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu, declared Museveni the winner of election with 60.07 per cent of the votes cast, while Besigye was second with 35.37 per cent.
But Besigye has challenged the results and intends to go to the Supreme Court, a move some observers see as futile as Museveni has a firm grip on the country, and the Court can’t be expected to take a fair decision on the matter.
Meanwhile, Besigye and his supporters continue to be harassed, arrested and detained at will by the Uganda police.
A cursory look at social media platforms show that Ugandans are deeply divided following the polls.
To read the full text as appears on Besigye’s Facebook profile click in the link below.