Alliance for National Transformation [ANT] party founder, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, has joined Ugandans to mourn the passing of former presidential candidate, Gen Benon Biraaro.
Biraaro passed on at Kampala hospital Wednesday after succumbing to colon cancer.
Muntu: Fellow Ugandans, Today, our country lost a patriot. Gen. Benon Biraaro served his country diligently. Amidst all the temptations of power he has passed on by God’s Grace before bowing to the sense of entitlement that many within our ranks who fought the Bush war succumbed to. He stuck to the ideals we fought for & never bowed to what has completely derailed the cause for which we made significant sacrifices. He did not succumb to greed and arrogance that have seen many loose bearing.
He may not have often been critical in open public fora but I know that he boldly expressed his views to the powers that be on the most critical political and constitutional challenges of our time even when he was still in uniform Amidst the trials and temptations of this world and the pain he experienced he has passed on in at ease with himself and his God.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to Joy and the family for your great and irredeemable loss. We will stand with you through this really dark period. Farewell brother. Rest Well soldier. A grateful nation salutes you. May the Lord rest his soul in eternal peace.
Kizza Besigye: An Officer and a gentleman, par excellence, bows out. Sooo sad; a terrible loss of a good-hearted person and a patriot. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. MAGRIP
Bobi Wine: Very saddened by the passing of Gen. Benon Biraaro- a friend and role model. He loved and served Uganda with honor. A man of integrity! Three weeks ago I visited him. “I have accomplished my work. I have no regrets. I am ready to go.” he said. Kwaheri afande. Till we meet again.
Norbert Mao: I’m saddened to learn of the death of Gen. @BenonBiraaro. I convey my heartfelt condolences to his family, the UPDF and all citizens of Uganda. I pay tribute to him for being an officer and a gentleman. He will be remembered for his passion for national transformation. RIP