ADVERTISEMENT

I cannot follow Bobi Wine if his focus is on elections - Besigye

Dr Kizza Besigye has said that his support for Bobi Wine as the main challenger of President Yoweri Museveni is conditioned on his tactics.

Dr Kizza Besigye and Bobi Wine
  • Besigye's support for Bobi Wine is conditioned on whether he leads the opposition to fight or through election processes
  • Besigye believes it is not possible to unseat President Museveni through polls, citing historical examples
  • Bobi Wine plans to challenge Museveni in the 2026 elections and is committed to opposing the regime using moral and constitutional means
ADVERTISEMENT

The former FDC President says he cannot get behind Bobi Wine if his interest is defeating Museveni through an election.

If Hon Kyagulanyi is leading us tomorrow to a fight, I will be behind him. But if he is leading us to Byabakama (Electoral Commission Chairman), that is where I have an issue,” he remarked.

Besigye, who challenged Museveni in four elections, believes it is not possible to unseat the 79-year-old through polls.

ADVERTISEMENT

Which president have we had here that was removed through an election?” Besigye queried while appearing on a political talk show.

“Some people think that we who have been fighting the government are getting weaker and the government itself is getting stronger, but that is not the case. Museveni knows that through our efforts and pressures, we have weakened him.”

Bobi Wine announced early this year that he will challenge Museveni in another race come 2026.

ADVERTISEMENT

"We will continue to challenge General Museveni through every available moral and constitutional means. By 2026, if we haven't removed him from power, we will challenge him to a free and fair election," he declared.

Despite acknowledging the risks associated with challenging a long-standing incumbent, Kyagulanyi said he remains resolute in his mission.

He said he is committed to opposing Museveni's regime using moral and constitutional avenues and aims to gain international attention and support to help the people of Uganda assert their democratic rights.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulse.ug

Recommended articles

Opposition has been in disarray since I left - Mpuuga

Opposition has been in disarray since I left - Mpuuga

Ssegirinya discharged from Kenya hospital; happy to be back home

Ssegirinya discharged from Kenya hospital; happy to be back home

Kyegegwa civilian veterans form anti-corruption task force

Kyegegwa civilian veterans form anti-corruption task force

Watoto's Gary and Marilyn Skinner chronicle 40 years in Uganda in new memoir

Watoto's Gary and Marilyn Skinner chronicle 40 years in Uganda in new memoir

LOP Ssenyonyi responds as Museveni accuses him of misleading Lubigi evictees

LOP Ssenyonyi responds as Museveni accuses him of misleading Lubigi evictees

Schools switch to smart stoves in West Nile, Kiryandongo

Schools switch to smart stoves in West Nile, Kiryandongo

Police speak out on Minister Nyamutoro shooting incident; suspects named

Police speak out on Minister Nyamutoro shooting incident; suspects named

Video: Minister Phiona Nyamutoro survives being shot

Video: Minister Phiona Nyamutoro survives being shot

UPDF announces new recruitment exercise

UPDF announces new recruitment exercise

ADVERTISEMENT