Uganda’s Opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye has described President Museveni and his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as similar juntas who all personify the pain Ugandans go through.
Appearing before NTV Uganda Breakfast show on Monday, Dr Besigye also aimed a veiled swipe at Gen Muhoozi, 48, saying that he is not a youth as he claims.
“There is no Muhoozi or Museveni, they are all the same juntas and personifications of pain to Ugandans. It doesn’t matter how you present it,” the four-time presidential candidate said.
“There is an attempt to say that Muhoozi is young generation, this is not a generational struggle,” he added.
This comes as Gen Muhoozi embarks on countrywide tours in which he claims to be promoting the interests of the youth.
At the weekend, he was in West Nile attending a sports event.
But according to Dr Besigye, Ugandans should work to liberate themselves from what he described as bondage.
“Uganda’s issue is not generational change. It’s a liberation struggle to free ourselves from this bondage,” he said.
“Talking about the opposition and government is misleading, what we have is those who captured the state and the captives,” the politician-cum activist added.
Asked why he has remained at the forefront of the struggle amid lukewarm support, Dr Besigye: “Maybe I am more visible but many have contributed to this struggle and more support is needed. Nobody should come to this struggle for me, we have a cause and everyone should be able to sacrifice.”
“It doesn’t need solicitation of ideas to know that those who captured the state shouldn’t be the ones to manage our oil. Our resources should be able to benefit all of us. This can only happen if Ugandans had a voice,” he added.