By David Serumaga
Whenever new theories get prematurely accepted as hard fact, policies usually follow and mislead society into new and ultimately disastrous directions. This goes directly to what the former Forum for Democratic Change president and the four time presidential candidate aspirant, Dr. Kizza Besigye who recently named his cabinet doubled as ‘people’s assembly’ under what he called the ‘people’s government’.
Dr. Besigye secretly sworn in as the so called ‘people’s president’, right now after that long period, he is resurrecting with the people to work with. I consider this Besigye’s government as ridicule because we cannot be convinced that a president can appoint a cabinet after three years of swearing in. secondly, I believe that Dr. Besigye is trying to recover his lost and buried political support because there is no way the FDC party president Patrick Amuriat can appoint the shadow cabinet and then also Dr. Besigye decide to form his own making Amuriat a member in it.
Does this mean that Dr. Besigye is internally fighting his party agendas? For sure, I know that it might look as hard facts; Dr. Besigye’s political strength is no more. This does not mean that we do not recognize his efforts but still we should be realistic that he has to accept that it is hot for him and his skin can no longer sustain the political hotness in Uganda. Politics is a number and if by now people in Kampala cannot even recognize that Dr. Besigye is in the city, it is automatic evidence that Dr. Besigye’s days are over however much Mr. Erias Lukwago and the friends fight so much to recover his political strength.
A government is made up of three pillars namely; legislature, executive and judicially. How will the so called ‘people’s government be governed on only one pillar?
There have been decades of policies from FDC members starting from ‘Museveni agenda’, ‘Walk to Work’, ‘Kigwa leero’, ‘Tubalemese’ ‘Power10’, ‘Black Monday’ among others and now the ‘people’s government’ . Jokingly, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and the FDC Vice Chairperson Salaamu Musumba said that in Venezuela, the people’s president is recognized. If they think that this will also happen to Dr. Kizza Besigye, let us wait and see whether there will be any foreign embassy in Uganda and outside Uganda that will recognize him as the president of the people’s government.
I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract us from the failed policies of Dr. Besigye which can no longer attract the public support and attention.