In the early 2000s, he fought more than we expected to overthrow Museveni who has now spent almost 36 years in power.
It was a miracle then that president Museveni’s regime remained standing from 2000-2006.
Because opposition men and myopic women love money more than real authority, they looked on as Nasser Ssebagala reached a decision to dump them for then limping Museveni’s NRM. If the late Ssebagala had remained in DP, permanently, we wouldn’t be seeing what is right now happening.
We become shocked when we see NUP supporters calling Kizza Besigye a mole almost, permanently, ordered to monitor what is happening inside the always open house owned by opposition political parties.
The promises of NUP party politicians and others in the run-up to the January 14 polls were empty, we should conclude.
Every president in Africa has known it that superhighways, developed oil refineries, and subsistence family discouraged can completely help fast track the struggle to end poverty common on the continent.
Veteran rulers will make sure they, eternally, rule until important highways, farms on big pieces of land, oil refineries, glittering markets, and industrial parks that they, every second dream about, are seen in their countries with their own eyes. Wrong timing makes enemies idle and bored.
There has never been a time in Africa when ordinary people are as busy as they are these days.
COVID-19. We are about to see rare things that NUP’s Bobi Wine had feared doing.
Kizza Besigye is back hiding in a seemingly silent and toothless coalition- PFT. Rest in Peace Bobi Wine’s NUP and the political careers of NUP-leaning members of parliament.
It is painful when you see a man whose capacity to think is known to end somewhere by thinkers, is handed power to think for the struggle and he does other things.
Besigye is back. Bobi Wine and other hungry men and women are, as we speak, a shame to the struggle. This has surprised Kizza Besigye for almost a year now. It is the reason he is now back to fight and take what he owned.
We were somewhere last year and told our listening audiences that Besigye will never hang boots worn by determined politicians until he becomes sure that becoming president in a poor country is possible.
We all agreed that noise made on social media would never remove Museveni from power.
We all sat and agreed that stinging songs, whose importance is seen by lazy politicians, will do nothing to hurt veteran rulers described by the biased world, sometimes, as dictators.
Besigye will become president very soon. Besigye is far older than Bobi Wine. He knows it that Museveni cannot be intimidated into quitting by a mere man who was singing less than ten years ago.
It must be remembered that almost all politicians in Uganda don’t write themselves what appears on their social media pages.
President Museveni speaks less than he did thirty years ago but, trust me, the speeches he delivers are better than those of all important politicians opposing him in Uganda.
Something should open your eyes so that you may know why opposition MPs in Uganda are becoming silent.
Besigye is the only man, among those hating Museveni, with courage to [consistently] speak for the voiceless.
He is quite moneyed. We are advised to recall that most of Besigye’s wealth came when he was working with Museveni or when his party was the leading opposition party in Uganda, sponsored by well-wishers.
Unlike Bobi Wine, Besigye quarrels. What Bobi Wine has been doing during Besigye’s absence is called nagging.
All long-serving presidents in Africa hate to be nagged. They will, within themselves, get angry and react by refusing to leave power. A quarrelsome man, like Besigye, will take power.
A nagging politician, like Bobi Wine, cannot and will only go near power after ageing, perhaps at sixty-seven years of age, after maturing.
He [Besigye] talks a lot but he normally gets time to counsel himself and to revise the speeches he is given to utter before uttering them.
Bobi Wine speaks to please colonialists who react by heaping on him honours that, at less than fifty years, he does not deserve.
People from Europe and America, somehow, are burying the struggle against Museveni.
Bobi Wine was honoured before it was time. He could have devoured Mandela’s “Long Walk To Freedom” again and again. He never.
He thought he was among the smartest thinkers Uganda had. He was not.
He would have fed on Martin Luther King Jr speeches until he discovered their meaning. He never.
Bobi Wine, if he did not receive the praise he never deserved, would have sat down to concentrate, to know why Mahatma Gandhi often fasted.
Mother Theresa’s lessons would be daily bread for Bobi Wine and colleagues. He jumped from one rung to another. From one honour to another.
This [above] is very dangerous to thinking. We are suffering because the type of politicians we have are those that sang and retired and employed content creators to run their Facebook pages.
A beautiful line written may taste delicious to the one feeding on it but, it may not hurt long-serving leaders more, to force them from thrones that they are used to.
Forming PFT, Besigye and colleagues have chosen not to mind about what people say.
In fact, if he can continue trying, Besigye will one day call state house his residence. Quitters never win. Winners never quit.
Kizza Besigye should know. We should all be made to recall that there are reasons to back Besigye’s inability to be president in Uganda after trying for twenty years.
We hope he listens to his advisers and stands for presidency in 2026.
President Museveni cannot go before his time comes. It will be after his five-year term elapses.
No war waged against a careful regime will succeed. Opposition politicians should prepare. They may succeed in 2026. firstname.lastname@example.org