Former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, spent Wednesday in Bugiri municipality canvassing support for FDC candidate, Eunice Namatende.
“FDC has fielded many candidates at all levels. Our campaign in Bugiri is to push the struggle further and galvanise support for our greater goal of defeating the NRM junta,” Besigye said.
He added: “The struggle is between the captives and our captors. Those who want change are captives”
Campaigning earlier in new Njeru Municipality for mayoral candidate Mr Wasswa Kivumbi, Besigye said Njeru people clearly want change from Junta rule.
FDC President Patrick Oboi Amuriat said FDC is the most democratic political party in Uganda.
“In 13 years of existence, all the three Presidents (Col. Kizza Besigye, Gen. Mugisha Muntu and myself) are all here in Njeru Municipality to campaign for Amos Wasswa Kivumbi,” he explained.
Bugiri poll commercialised
Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu, said Bugiri elections have been highly commercialised.
“For the past three days Minister Persis Namuganza has been engaged in meeting large groups of voters and giving out Shs20k to each one,” Oguttu said.
He alleged that Namuganzza is particularly targeting FDC members.
“Right now she is at Bukooli College distributing money to hundreds of people while more hundreds are at the school gate locked out and struggling to go in.”
She reportedly keeps on changing distribution centres and hordes of people moving in large groups looking for money.
Oguttu said it always amazes him whenever he hears Uganda journalists blaming the opposition for weaknesses and failure to defeat NRM.
“Uganda opposition does not compete against NRM the Party but against NRM State including the armed forces and public servants and public funds, NRM government and NRM President.”