LWENGO. Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said he did not only work as President Museveni’s physician but also loved him when he was a poor man.
Dr Besigye while speaking at the funeral service of Emmanuel Bukenya at Mayira village in Lwengo District on Sunday where one of his drivers, Mr Anthony Gonzaga was installed as an heir said nobody loved President Museveni more than he did but only parted ways with his former boss on principle.
“I was not only his personal physician but I supported him when he was still a poor man,” Dr Besigye said.
Dr Besigye reiterated his statement made in January ahead of the highly contested February elections where he said he loved President Museveni more than many of the people who claim to love him now.
The four times presidential contender said he feels sorry for those who claim to love Mr Museveni a lot. He added that those who claim to love the president met him when he was already rich and had something to offer them.
“For us, we generously sacrificed our lives for Museveni’s sake while in the bush. However, he has gone off the trail and betrayed Ugandans. That is what we accuse him of, nothing else,” he said.