Dr. Besigye Hits at Minister Balaam in Veiled Jab

Dr. Besigye and Minister Balaam Barugahara

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, has taken a subtle swipe at Minister Balaam Barugahara in a veiled jab on social media.

The exchange began when Minister Balaam extended a belated birthday greeting to Dr. Besigye, acknowledging his contribution to Uganda’s liberation. However, Dr. Besigye’s response contained a nuanced critique, pointing out that Minister Balaam was only six years old when the National Resistance Movement (NRM) came to power.

Dr. Besigye wrote, “Thanks for the BD message Hon Minister! NRM & Mr M7 came to power when you were only 6 yrs old! Find out who & how many of those he came with are still with him. Wise young dogs always avoid places that older ones have vacated! Be blessed Ndugu.”

Political analysts interpret Dr. Besigye’s response as a veiled jab, hinting that Minister Balaam may not be aware of the NRM’s history and the circumstances surrounding its rise to power. The phrase “wise young dogs always avoid places that older ones have vacated” is seen as a warning to Minister Balaam to be cautious of the company he keeps.

The exchange has sparked debate among political enthusiasts, with some interpreting it as a sign of the ongoing power struggle within the NRM. Others see it as a reminder of the complex political history of Uganda and the need for younger generations to learn from the past.


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