Agago North constituency legislator, Prof Ogenga Latigo, has praised Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party’s defiance campaign for achieving positive results.
The former Leader of Opposition in Parliament was on Sunday talking to Semweya Musoke, the host of “NBS Faceoff” programme.
Prof. Latigo said he was happy that he didn’t make it to the 9th Parliament because by that time, he was tired and wanted to rejuvenate.
A former member of the opposition Democratic Party, Latigo said he quit because he saw no future there.
Latigo’s remarks come after DP leaders disgraced themselves at the start of July when they fought at the burial of former President John Ssebaana Kizito.
The tragic drama broke out in Mpande village Luweero district between the supporters of Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, and DP President Norbert Mao.
The protagonists of the tragic drama were members of DP youth league better known as Uganda Young Democrats (UYD).
“I was part of Democratic Party but when I realised that it wasn’t going anywhere, I quit!”
On the other hand, Latigo praised FDC and its strong man Kizza Besigye for launching the “defiance campaign” and shaking the foundation of President Yoweri Museveni’s government.
Besigye launched the campaign after his nomination for 2016 presidential elections with the aim of ensuring the people “take back their power” from a dictatorship.
The hero of walk-to-work riots, Besigye he would stand with the people in a bid to recapture their power.
When he lost the election, Besigye resumed the campaign with Thursday business boycotts and Tuesday weekly prayers to force the government allow an independent audit of the elections.
In 2017, Besigye further alluded to the campaign to defy the move by government to amend article 26 of the land act that relates to the compensation of private land owner before government takeover.
The same campaign would defy the removal of the presidential age limit clause to allow Museveni stand in 2021 elections.
According to Latigo this defiance is good because it’s shaking the tree [NRM government].
“The roots are getting weaker and that’s where the systematic approach comes in,” Latigo said on Sunday.
He added: “I know that when change comes, it will not only be about FDC but about Uganda.”