FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye has told police officers in Moyo district that his activities are not meant to undercut their mandate, but to help them out of the challenges that they face.
Besigye reminded officers who were deployed in numbers at Moyo Catholic Multipurpose Centre on Saturday, that they too must ensure that their work doesn’t involve suppressing the citizens, but serving them.
“God bless you the police,” he said atop his Land Cruiser, gesturing at the row of armed police officers.
“We are coming to save you from the terrible situation under which you are.”
“I am not doing this to undermine your work. I only want to emphasize to you that you are our servants; these people must know that you are servants of the people. Not having guns to terrorize them.”
Besigye was referring to the scuffle that ensued the previous evening in neighboring Adjumani district where he was blocked from speaking on one of the local radio stations.
The Adjumani RDC Peter Taban, in a letter justified the blockade, claiming that he was protecting Besigye and his team from potential attackers.
“We have heard that the FDC President may not be safe as some unknown persons are organizing to disrupt his program. We therefore advise you to halt the program until the security committee assesses the security situation,” the RDC wrote to the station manager Aulogo FM in Adjumani.
After being hounded out of the station by heavily armed police, Besigye and his team this morning proceeded to Moyo District where they addressed scores of FDC grass root leaders from Madi.
Some of the people that travelled with the former presidential candidate included, party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Obongi County Mp Hassan Fungaroo, National Mobiliser Ingrid Turinawe, Adjumani Mayor Patrick Tandrupasi and others.
Speaking to the party grass root leaders at the Moyo Catholic Multipurpose Centre, Besigye said the struggle is about change of people’s way of life (well-being) and empower them to make conscious decisions to change leaders.
“When we come to politics, some people think our mission is to change leaders. I tell you what needs to change are the people themselves. Our struggle is to change your lives. When people change, the leaders must change”, Kizza Besigye said.
Besigye stated that all Ugandans who want change must fight to ensure that “Museveni never gets back on the ballot because he falls short of qualifications to contest for presidency.”