Your Time is Up — Besigye Tells Museveni

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has warned his bush war comrade, the incumbent president Museveni that his “time is up.”

Kizza Besigye adressing journalists today morning at his home in Kasangati
Kizza Besigye adressing journalists today morning at his home in Kasangati

Addressing media at his home in Kasangati today morning, Besigye said Ugandans want change.

“Your time is up. The people of Uganda have made up their minds and they want change. Nothing will stand in their way,” Besigye said.

The four time presidential candidate who was arrested twice yesterday asked his supporters to be bold.

“There is nothing you should be afraid of, this is our country and you have to stand by it.”

Like Amama Mbabazi, Besigye asked people to defy Electoral Commission guidelines on the ban of phones at the polling stations.

“The presence of mobile phones at polling stations will be a deterrent to those who want to rig the election. Kiggundu has no powers in law to ban mobile phones at polling stations, he has no powers to rule by decree at press conference,” he said.

Besigye asked that; “The Electoral Commission ceases to interfere with the work of parallel tally centres, they have been raided and closed down in the past.”

He noted that it is a “shame that indeed one young man was shot and killed” during yesterday’s stand with Police.

“To those who think the enthusiasm of Uganda can be dampened I want to say it is too late, in two days time, this nightmare is going to be over. Citizens should turn up as defiantly as they have in campaigns to vote, turn up and vote early, there no doubt we are winning this election.”