Retired Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye confirmed on national television (NTV) that as long as he still has life in his body, he will continue to fight for freedom in Uganda.
Dr. Besigye made the confirmation on the “On The Spot” program specifically broadcast from his Kasangati residence with NTV’s Patrick Kamara.
“I am not taking a retreat. I am getting more rigorous to fight for freedom” said Dr. Besigye.
I came into politics to advance the fight for freedom and rights – that we are all equal under the law and have equal rights.
The concerns about Besigye’s political involvement in the country’s matters were raised after he made it known he would not pick nomination forms to represent the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in the Presidential election even after party president Amuriat said they would wait on him to change his mind.
Besigye argued that freedom is not hard to achieve for Uganda and is willing to participate in any forward-thinking dialogue that will liberate Uganda.
The four-time presidential candidate said he will not participate in any electoral activities until there is a transition of leadership in the ruling National Resistance Movement. Besigye faults the NRM for the removal of the presidential age limit and says the rest of Uganda will now have to deal with the fact that the NRM party is a rotten system.