Four-time presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye has vowed to lead a new strategic plan of overthrowing President Museveni’s regime.
Besigye made these remarks while appearing at Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party headquarters in Najjanankumbi today where he laid down a two-day strategic plan that will guide them for the next five years.
He however emphasized that the mindset of Ugandans has to change that is why they must wake them up to the reality of what is happening.
“In the crisis of failure to thrive, everybody must wake up. People won’t wake up unless we wake them up to reality,” he said.
Besigye also added that they have to build grassroot structures to create a network of determined leaders who will mobilise Ugandans to speak with one voice and act in unison.
He adduced, “It is a must to organise, but we must organise for the struggle, which is different from organising people to go and throw a piece of paper in a ballot box. How you organise depends on what you are going to do, we must organise for the struggle.”
The four-time presidential candidate also insisted that the journey may not be peaceful because the people they are fighting are very violent.
“Some people think it means peaceful means, no, it is not, because we are fighting very violent people. We want to fight them even though they are using (guns). Other countries have fought and succeeded.”
He contended, “I have been telling religious leaders, especially those in faith based-organisations that their primary role is to rise to become the voices of the voiceless.
“Fighting for equality is one of the primary religious beliefs and that is why they [religious leaders] must be in this struggle.
“The struggle must encompass not just political parties but even the civil society organisations, the trade unions, faith-based organisations, and the Non-Governmental Organisations. All of us must organise the population to say no [to injustice].”
The two-day 15th National Council meeting was chaired by FDC National Chairman Amb. Wasswa Birigwa.
The council consists of Party NEC, MPs, elected LC5 District Chairmen, Municipal and City Mayors, Party District branch Chairpersons, Youth and women League National leadership, and elders among others.
By Kalamira Hope