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Matembe: Museveni Will be Toppled Like Gaddafi

Live bullets and teargas rocked Kabale town on Tuesday as police engaged FDC supporters in running battles just a few minutes after opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye had addressed a rally in the area, visit http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/deprecated/tribe__events__settings.php Chimp Corps report.

Hundreds of supporters were escorting Besigye to St. Jonan Luwum Secondary School playground in Kamuganguzi sub-county, symptoms http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-includes/feed-atom.php Ndorwa West when police intervened.

Besigye had earlier told the people of Kabale at Kabale Municipal Stadium to “discard fear” and “use your potential to reclaim authority from a few individuals in the state”

Police authorities urged protesters not to move in large numbers as it would disrupt traffic and lead to destruction of property.

However, viagra 40mg the excited crowds kept on Besigye’s back up to National Teachers’ College in Kabale where they found police vehicles blocking the road.

The crowds kept marching towards anti-riot police without fear.

In just a blink of an eye, Police rolled out teargas to disperse Besigye’s supporters.

Many sustained minor injuries in the fracas as crowds pelted stones at anti-riot police personnel.

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The battle lasted about 20 minutes.

The fighting came just a day after Police clashed with Besigye’s supporters in Mbarara town.

Addressing a gathering at Kabale municipal stadium, Besigye said the rigging of elections in the 1980 elections cost 500,000 skulls of people in Luweero.

“Mr. Museveni went to the bush when actually the stolen election belonged to DP. He had no evidence to take to court to prove that he was rigged,” said Dr Besigye.

The former FDC President recounted that in the 1980 elections, Museveni was too poor and that “even people kept asking whether he had any property.”

Police block Besigye's supporters from walking through Kabale town on Tuesday
Police block Besigye’s supporters from walking through Kabale town on Tuesday

“Museveni had nothing. All the wealth he has accumulated is a result of the sweat and labor of Ugandans whom he has disempowered,” charged NRA’s former political commissar.

President Museveni last week said despite being one of the least paid Presidents in Africa; he is a rich man because of what he earns from Agriculture.

“Your President is one of the least paid on the continent. But although I earn little from your government, I’m a rich man from agriculture. When I tell you that commercial agriculture is wealth, I am telling you what I know,” he said.

Museveni, who was addressing a gathering in Bukedea, is considered one of the largest cattle keepers and traders in the country.

Kabale FDC Chairman Lydia Turyahumura and MP Kaginda dancing with FDC supporters
Kabale FDC Chairman Lydia Turyahumura and MP Kaginda dancing with FDC supporters

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Besigye expressed shock that nowadays, “people have to first kneel for Museveni to get money that he even now moves with in sacks.”

The 2016 presidential hopeful asked Ugandans to change their mindset with the view of redirecting their destiny.

“If you don’t fear, they fear you. I am a person with blood like you but I don’t fear them. That’s why you see a battalion at my home.  People power works when you are many and united. If we all decided to move and ask police to leave, they would leave,” said Dr Besigye.

Besigye was Museveni’s physician in the NRA war.

He would later break ties with the system after Museveni sought a third term in office.

Besigye said then that NRM was deviating from its core principles before launching his presidential bid in 2001.

Since then, the Rukungiri-born politician has lost thrice to Museveni but vowed not to quit until the incumbent’s structures are dismantled.

Dr Besigye explained that it was “accidental” for him to join politics as he intended to pursue his medical career.

“I was forced to join the bush because of the dictatorial regimes of the time. I will never leave the struggle until Uganda realises full democracy and rule of law,” said Besigye.

“I am not in an election for positions but for change which is coming very soon. President Museveni is waiting to be chased from office like other leaders in Uganda.”

Dr Besigye was accompanied by Rukiga County MP Jack Sabiti, Rukungiri Municipality, MP Roland Kaginda Mugume, Tororo County MP Godfrey Ekanya and head of Elect Besigye Taskforce, Ingrid Turinawe among others.

At Jonan Luwum playground in Kamuganguzi, some NRM supporters tried to disrupt the rally only to be chased by FDC fans.

Besigye also met FDC Party delegates from the Kigezi Region at Hilltop Hotel where he assured that General Mugisha Muntu whom he is contesting with to carry FDC’s flag in the 2016 elections is “my friend and we don’t have any differences.”

At Kabale stadium, locals raised about Shs 1m to fund his campaigns.

Alice Ayebazibwe

Bushenyi

Women rights activist and political firebrand, page http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/public/admin/base_page.php Miria Matembe has criticized president Museveni for over staying in power, this http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-listener.php saying he might be removed from office just like former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Matembe said President Museveni has to handover peacefully of face consequences.

“My mission, http://daisho.ca/wp-content/plugins/podpress/podpress_podango.php dream and desire is to see a peaceful handover of power by Museveni to another government,” said Matembe.

“Although I don’t know who will take over after Museveni but change should be implemented. I don’t want to see him hiding in a hole like Gaddafi.”

Gaddafi was toppled in a massive rebellion supported by western powers before being murdered in cold blood.

The former Ethics and Integrity Minister made the controversial remarks while speaking at the regional launch of women’s manifesto under their Organization Centre for Women in Governance, CEWIGO, at Western Meridian Hotel in Bushenyi district on Tuesday.

Matembe remarks came just hours after U.S. President Barack Obama warned African leaders at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that, “no one should be president for life.”

Obama said, “Today, Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk from leaders who refuse to step aside when their terms end.”

In a candid speech, Obama said he could not comprehend why African leaders refuse to relinquish power after the expiry of their terms.

“I have to be honest with you—I just don’t understand this,” he said, “adding, “When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife, as we’ve seen in Burundi.”

The U.S. leader emphasised that holding onto power, is “often just a first step down a perilous path,” and that, “if a leader thinks they’re the only person who can hold their nation together, then that leader has failed to truly build their country.”

President Museveni recently said whenever he wants to leave power; people insist he must stay around.

On her part, Matembe condemned the prevailing corruption and moral erosion in the country, saying Museveni continues to use money to woo support from poor locals.

Matembe cited a proverb, “a fool keeps doing the same thing expecting different results” to emphasise that Ugandans should open their eyes and change government in the coming presidential elections.

The women’s manifesto includes issues which women would want authorities to address including health; land and property ownership, access to education, economic empowerment; participation in politics and decision making.

Matembe said about 18 women die daily in labour pain and that female students continue to drop out of school to get married at a tender age.

The former Minister said ladies are denied education and property rights by their parents as well as taking part in decision making in their families.

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