Out going Forum for Democratic Change President Dr. Kiiza Besigye has declared himself ‘President’ of Kampala City.
The opposition strong man made this alarming revelation yesterday while addressing a press conference at Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s office on Thursday.
“The city has been electing me as their president. I am the legitimate president of Kampala. Museveni has never beaten me in the race for Kampala during presidential elections,” Besigye bragged.
It should be recalled that although the FDC President has been thumped overall by President Museveni in the past three general elections, he beat the latter in Kampala by 254,483 (50.2%) votes against Museveni’s 240,681 (47.5%) in 2001 and 229,527 (46.86%) against Museveni’s 225,698 (46.08%) in last year’s poll.
It’s against this background that hoarse voiced Besigye claims he deserves the title, ‘President’ of Kampala though the leaders of the Capital are known.