Besigye To Announce Fresh Riots Over M7 Oil Agreements

cialis 40mg geneva; font-size: small;”>The Inter Party Cooperation (IPC) coordinator Omar Kalinge-Nnyago says the press conference will be held at their offices along Katonga Road in Nakasero at 9am Thursday.

page geneva;”>“The media briefing on the illegal Museveni oil contracts will be addressed by among others Hon. John Ken Lukyamuzi, abortion Dr. Kizza Besigye, Asuman Basalirwa and other opposition leaders whose confirmation is awaited,” Nnyango told our news desk a few minutes ago.

He added: “This will be a strategic pronouncement by Uganda’s opposition on the important Oil and Gas sector in Uganda.”

During an A4C rally in Mukono on Sunday, Besigye said President Yoweri Museveni made a huge mistake by authorizing Energy Minister Irene Muloni to sign $2.9b oil deals with Tullow.

Besigye said Museveni should have obtained consent from Parliament before rushing to append his signature on the oil deals.

“Museveni has turned Uganda’s oil into a personal property. We do not respect those agreements he signed with Tullow. They are null and void. We do not respect them,” Besigye told a huge crowd of supporters.

“We shall fight Museveni even if it means shedding our own blood. We are ready to die. He has to stop undermining Parliament. MPs had ordered him not to go ahead with oil agreements until laws have been put in place. This oil belongs to all of us,” Besigye said as supporters chanted “Museveni must go.”

Museveni last Friday told Parliament nobody would sabotage oil exploration and extraction. He further elaborated oil money would be used for energy research and building durable infrastructure.


Besigye further alerted the youth-dominated rally to start preparing to liberate their country from Museveni’s tyranny.

He said Ugandans must overcome fear if they intend to cause regime change.

You will also recall that shortly after winning the Jinja East Municipality seat FDC flag-bearer Paul Mwiru announced the next phase of action would be fighting Museveni for the signing of oil agreements.

A source in FDC says unlike in the recent A4C rallies where opposition leaders have been addressing their supporters on contentious national issues, this time round, Besigye will announce a new phase of riots.

“It will be bloody. We are building momentum to discipline Museveni for abusing oil resources. Uganda must prepare for the deadliest oil demonstrations this world has ever seen,” a high ranking FDC official confided in us.

Police have repeatedly warned they will crush all demonstrations in Kampala, arguing they are aimed at making the country lawless to facilitate the eventual overthrow of Museveni’s government.

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