Are Museveni and Besigye two sides of the same messianic coin?
Posted Tuesday, January 10 2017 at 19:56
- If it is acceptable for Kizza Besigya not to give way to others as long as he believes he shouldn’t and as long as his supporters agree, perhaps other leaders should do the same.
It is on the basis of these and other facts that the commentator mentioned earlier, asserted his belief that the two men are very similar, for which he got much abuse in return, from either side.
For me the issue is not how similar the two men are. It is whether Ugandans should continue to pretend that longevity in any political role is wrong, but only for politicians they do not like or support.
If it is acceptable for KB not to give way to others as long as he believes he shouldn’t and as long as his supporters agree, perhaps other leaders, presidents included, should do the same. Food for thought, as Ugandans contemplate the much-awaited and long overdue national dialogue.
Frederick Golooba-Mutebi is a Kampala- and Kigali-based researcher and writer on politics and public affairs. E-mail: [email protected]