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Unshakable Besigye: I’M Going Nowhere Now, Will only Retire When Museveni is Out of Power

Former forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party President Col. Kiiza Besigye again reechoed that he will not be retiring from active politics soon.

This follows the continued comments calling for his resignation from the political front especially by people power diehards who feel its high time Besigye gave way to Kyadondo East lawmaker Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine recently declared his ambitions to contest for the country’s top most job come 2021.  

However according to Besigye, he is not interested in becoming the president of Uganda.

He adds that he is only fighting for freedom thereby noting that people who say that he and Museveni are the same because they have both stayed long fighting for a position are confused.

He assures that he will leave when Museveni is out.

Will Museveni Leave soon?

It should be noted that Mid this month, The NRM Parliamentary Caucus unanimously supported the Chobe Resolution by the Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) to have the National Party Chairman and President Yoweri Museveni contest again as a sole candidate in the 2021 election and beyond.

This was revealed by Roger Mulindwa, NRM Secretariat spokesperson who said that the NRM caucus has endorsed Museveni as NRM sole candidate for 2021 and even beyond.

In the statement, he said that the position by the NRM legislators was taken shortly after the presentation by the Party Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba on the topic “Towards 2021: Milestones & Strategies for the NRM Party.”  During her address, SG Lumumba read out to members the Chobe resolutions.

Unlike in 2015, where Museveni’s sole candidature was fronted by now State minister for Investment, Evelyn Anite, the 2021 sole candidate motion was presented by Hellen Asamo, MP representing PWDs in Eastern Region.

Asamo said Uganda needs President Museveni now more than ever before for his firm guidance and mentorship of the Party Membership. According to Mulindwa, Asamo’s position was unanimously seconded before the Legislators took a break. The MPs are this afternoon expected to debate on CEC’s proposal of lining up for the Party internal elections.

Before NRM CEC passed Museveni’s 2021 sole candidature, NRM district chairpersons for Eastern and Karamoja regions had on January 25, 2019, held a private meeting at Resort Hotel in Mbale district that passed 13 resolutions that among them include returning President Museveni as the sole NRM Presidential candidate for 2021 elections.

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