Police on Wednesday teargassed opposition figure Kizza Besigye and Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] President Patrick Oboi Amuriat in Bushenyi district.
The two and secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe as well as several members of the People’s Government District Leaders spent the day in Bushenyi to speak to Greater Bushenyi leaders of the liberation struggle.
Besigye’s aide Ronald Muhinda says police tried to use their trucks to block him after Mbarara town and they failed.
Whether they wanted it or not, he reached Bushenyi by defiance, Muhinda noted, explaining that “you either comply or defy”.
After evading Police, they managed to speak to Sub County, Constituency and District leaders from Rubirizi, Mitooma, Sheema and Bushenyi at Swing In Motel.
They then proceeded to Kizinda play ground to address the general public.
“Hell broke loose. White, blue and pink teargas was used to disperse people,” Muhinda narrated.
He added: “People were showered teargas and bullets for hours from Ishaka to Kizinda. That is what Police knows. They know nothing about Policing. Anyway people are strong. One day they will win.”
According to Muhinda, the forces of change in South Western Uganda in the districts of Ankole and Kigezi is incredible.
“People are on the move. They want change.”
The participants were from the districts, Constituencies and Subcounties. Youth and Women leaders were also present.
Buhweju District will hold a meeting with Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kiruhura, Ibanda liberation leaders in Mbarara.
Emphasis is put on Theory of Change syllabus drafted by the People’s Government to sensitise the public on mechanisms used by the Museveni Junta to keep the people of Uganda captive and provide strategies and tactics on how to confront, constrain, undermine and lead to failure and collapse of the junta, Muhinda explained.
“A lot of effort is being put on recruiting new overt and covert leaders that will lead the struggle in the year of #Action2019.”
He added: “No struggle will succeed without leadership even if those who need change are the majority. The People’s Government appreciates that many rats cannot dig their own hole.”
Besigye was later hosted on 92.2 BFM in Bushenyi town where he continued to mobilise people all over the country to cause change.