Besigye Launches “Tubalemese” Campaign

besigye1Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president has launched a campaign dubbed ‘Tubalemese’ aimed at disabling the incumbent government.

Besigye told journalists at his offices on Katonga road in Kampala on Thursday that they are set to swear in a new people’s government that will serve the interests of Ugandans.

He says majority of the legislators betrayed the trust of their voters when they supported the controversial constitutional amendment bill, which scrapped presidential age limits.

Besigye says they plan to set up national and regional assemblies especially in districts where the 317 MPs who voted in favor of the constitution amendment hail from where true aspirations of the people will be discussed.

Asked how they will establish the national and regional assemblies, Besigye said those who will serve will be appointed, adding that they will get a hall in Kampala where they will operate from.

Besigye notes that as citizens of Uganda, they are duty bound by Article 3 of the constitution to defend and restore constitutionalism and rule of law in the country.

Besigye, who was part of the constitutional making process, argues that confronting the 317 MPs and boycotting their businesses will help to bring down the ruling government.

Patrick Amuriat, the newly sworn in FDC president said that with effect from the last week of this month, they will be traversing the country to sensitize Ugandans how they can fail Museveni’s government.

Several people have roundly criticised parliament, which is dominated by legislators from the ruling NRM party for endorsing an amendment that seeks to introduce life presidency.

But President, Yoweri Museveni who will soon celebrate 32 years in power recently applauded the legislators who voted in favor of the law, saying they liberated Ugandans.

The presidential age limit was the only remaining to obstacle to Museveni’s desire to seek re-election.


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