Dr. Besigye’s Unmatched Opposition Charisma

If President Museveni Leaves Power in 2006, I Will Cease To Be A Son Of Kifefe. Besigye Rightly Described Museveni

Norman Tumuhimbiise, a political analyst and a member of Alliance for National Transformation political party (ANT), in his book, “Politics of Kmanyoko” describes retired colonel Dr. Besigye as a man with rare charisma and unmatched political will.

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ “๐—ž๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€”.

GอŸeอŸtอŸ yอŸoอŸuอŸrอŸ cอŸoอŸpอŸyอŸ nอŸoอŸwอŸ aอŸtอŸ aอŸnอŸ aอŸfอŸfอŸoอŸrอŸdอŸaอŸbอŸlอŸeอŸ pอŸrอŸiอŸcอŸeอŸ .
AอŸUอŸTอŸHอŸOอŸRอŸ Tumuhimbise Norman

Years later, Museveni’s personal Physician Col.Warren Kizza Besigye Kifeefe would shock him beyond imagination. It had not been heard of anywhere before, particularly in Africa, that a serving officer at a rank of a Colonel, a permanent member of the NRA high Command , moreover the Presidents personal physician, to show his discontent to his appointing authority and Commander in Chief.

Advertising Toyota Vigo
Kampala, UGANDA: Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye (R) 15 November 2005 his case at the Buganda road Court in Kampala, Uganda. One person was shot dead in Uganda on Tuesday when security guards barred looting in the second day of riots in Kampala over the arrest and charging of a top opposition leader with treason and rape crimes, police said. The death brings to two people killed since riots broke out on 14 November after Kizza Besigye, the leader of forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was charged with planning to overthrow a government as well raping a girl. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

If there is any civilized and courageous officer that Uganda’s NRA has ever had , specifically taking the bull by its horn in a civilized manner, that officer is Dr.๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜†๐—ฒ . I say civilized because many other military officers in Africa , and in the world would feel comfortable plotting coups and assassinating their commanders in chief, like Sgt. Samuel Kanyon Doe of Liberia did in 1980.

Many people especially UPDF top leadership, despite agreeing with the gist of Dr Kizza Besigye’s argument he put out in 2000 criticizing Mr. Museveni, couldn’t fathom the “dare devil” character Dr.Besigye exhibited and the type of God he believed. Dr. Besigye became a house hold name amongst senior and Junior Officers and the most hated personality amongst Museveni’s bootlickers and sycophants.

To some progressive officers like Gen. David Tinyefuza aka Ssejusa , Amanya Mushega , Major Gen B. Kazoora and Col Sserwanga Lwanga among others, both in Military and Civil service, Besigye was not only Courageous but also another breed of leaders with capacity to question the powers that be and likely to succeed Museveni whom many had assessed to have lost focus .

KAMPALA, UGANDA – OCTOBER 31: Uganda’s opposition Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye, who was arrested due to allegation of treason and then released on parole, is being detained during the brawl with police as he were requesting letting his supporters and removal of the blockade of security forces preventing his supporters visitation to his house in Kasangati, Kampala, Uganda on October 31, 2016. (Photo by Lubowa Abubaker/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

On the other hand the sycophants regarded him as an enemy of revolution, an enemy of the People, selfish , greedy for power and an impatient cadre though my prediction is that they actually viewed Dr Besigye as an enemy to their ill intentions of stealing from the poor and Museveni’s life presidency.

Dr Besigye came onto the scene with a political style characterised by hard talk , hard speeches but most importantly that touching message of hope . To be honest, Dr Besigye never insulted Museveni save for the few people’s misinterpretation of hisย  tough,ย  and angry speeches. In any case , who wouldnt be angry with this regime ?.
What is factual is that Besigye understood Museveni’s Modus operandi: he seemed to know how Museveni lies, when he was lying and when was about to lie. Could this be because they had stayed into each others Company as a patient and a Doctor? In fact at one point following Museveni’s statement that he would retire in 2006. Besigye made remarks that he would cease to be Kifefes son if Museveni retired. What a political prophet!


Toyota Vigo

Chris Kato

Uganda Today is a source of analytical, hard and entertaining news for audiences of all categories in Uganda and internationally. Uganda Today cut its teeth in Ugandan media industry with its print copies hitting the streets in October 2014. We are heavily indebted to all our publics and stakeholders who support our cause in one way or the other. To comment on our stories, or share any news or pertinent information, please follow us on: Facebook: Uganda Today Twitter: @ugtodaynews WhatsApp:+256 702 239 337 Email: ugandatodayedition@gmail.com Website: https://www.ugandatoday.co.ug

Related Articles

Back to top button
error: Content is protected !!