Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye Kifefe (BESIGYE) and Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert (KYAGULANYI), both former presidential contenders in Museveni’s rogue elections, had two events on October 7, 2021, the day before our 49th Independence.
His Worship Alule Augustine Koma was presiding over a case of obtaining registration (into Makerere University) by false pretense at LDC Court, where the accused, Kyagulanyi, had skipped court, resulting in a finding that “Counsel for the accused submitted that the accused’s absence is because he was not served…
“I find this absurd and untrue…” As a result, Kyagulanyi was discovered to be a liar.
Besigye was ‘elected’ Chairman of the People’s Front for Transition (PFT) at Mengo, although no one knows how the ‘elections’ were conducted, who ran against who, and so on. This is similar to Kyagulanyi’s appointment as President of his ‘acquired’ National Unity Platform Political Party. They both espouse democracy yet have risen to opposition power by non-democratic ways.
“First and foremost, as a human, I will not present myself in an election organized by the dictatorship,” he told Herbert Zziwa in an interview published in the Daily Monitor on November 11, 2013. Besigye ran in the 2016 elections, was’sworn-in,’ and formed a ‘People’s Government,’ just as Kyagulanyi vowed not to form a political party but ultimately ‘acquired’ one. As a result, you should only trust what they both say at your own risk.
They’ve both worked with the dictator in the past for a variety of reasons:
Besigye took a violent approach to challenge the then-rogue Obote dictatorship in 1981, by taking part at a high level in the Museveni conflict, which concluded in 1986 and killed almost a million Ugandans.
Until 1999, he worked relentlessly to consolidate Museveni fascism by establishing a countrywide network of public officials serving particular Museveni interests and incorporating them into Museveni’s political outfit, the ‘Movement System.’ The Resident District Commissioners are already in place (RDCs).
In his quest for wealth, Kyagulanyi, on the other hand, worked closely with the dictator, meeting his close family, ministers, and servants, as well as making a U-turn on KCCA illegalities perpetrated by Executive Director Jenifer Musisi by attending a high-profile Carnival despite his song against them.
“I met Saleh to invite him to my concert,” he recently stated. I saw Dr. Kizza Besigye on the same day, and he came through.” As a result, despite being Uganda’s biggest drug addict, he became untouchable, pampering many young people with false illusions that consuming drugs would make them shine like Kyagulanyi, pushing them into insanity and craziness.
A key question that has been bothering me is whether any of these two regime beneficiaries can successfully lead to its complete dismantling, as we, the majority, who are opposed to it and have never benefited from it, hope. No, says a large part of my thoughts.
Those are the two persons whose teams have been trading nasty words, abuses, and whatever else over the previous ten days, yet their personalities and actions are strikingly similar.
But, as the Luganda proverb goes, “Where two elephants fight, the grass suffers” (where two elephants fight, the grass suffers), many young people, the majority of whom have never profited from the regime, are fighting tooth and nail on both sides of these elephants.
This conflict is demonstrating that, based on the amount of energy and money invested by each side, formal opposition under Museveni may be lucrative.
It does not require a politician to overthrow a dictatorship, my fellow countrymen. In 1789, the men and women who overthrew the French monarchy were not politicians. It took a non-citizen, Okello, a casual laourer, to overthrow the government in Zanzibar. Instead than siding with those battling for ‘opposition’ domination, let each of us focus on doing everything we can to overthrow the junta. The Ugandan people are the true opponents.