President Museveni feeling besieged, insecure - Besigye

2016-07-18 11:31
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni. (Stephen Wandera, AP)

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni. (Stephen Wandera, AP)

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Kampala - Ugandan opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Kizza Besigye has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni's recent roadside telephone conversation is clear evidence that he is feeling insecure and besieged, Daily Monitor reports.

A picture showing Museveni speaking on the phone alongside a road in Kyeirumba, Isingiro District, went viral on social media last week.

Besigye alleged that the president was paranoid, after he chose to step out of a car he was traveling in to make the call with his security detail standing a clear distance away from him.

"Mr Museveni is now besieged. He is surrounded by soldiers, but feels he is surrounded by enemies. He must have suspected cameras in his car. How could he run from his car and sit on the roadside to make a call?" Besigye asked.

Besigye also criticised Museveni for the road closures that were enforced whenever he was hosting foreign visitors, accusing the him of preventing those visitors from seeing the Ugandan people he led.

Besigye, a four-time presidential candidate was incarcerated for 62 days on treason charges after he was arrested in May for releasing a video in which he held a mock swearing-in ceremony to protest what he claimed was a fraudulent election in February, won by Museveni. 

He said that any charges against him were intended to weaken him and to discredit his campaign to bring power back into the hands of Ugandans.

Besigye urged his supporters to not give up their fight for a better Uganda and assured them that they were not breaking any laws in fighting against a dictatorship.

Read more on:    fdc  |  yoweri museveni  |  kizza besigye  |  uganda  |  east africa

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