Friday January 22 2016

Besigye eludes police, enters hospital



Drama ensued in Kiboga Town as presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye eluded police surveillance and toured Kiboga Hospital before police forced him out.

The opposition FDC Presidential candidate was in Kiboga District yesterday where he addressed supporters at Saaza grounds. After 15 minutes, he left for Kyankwanzi District and the anti-riot police, which was also heavily deployed from morning at the venue, district headquarters and Kiboga Hospital, also went back to their main station.

However, within 10 minutes, Dr Besigye and his body guards returned, entered Kiboga Hospital and started inspecting the facility before police came and forced him out of the hospital premises.

However, Dr Besigye claimed that his convoy met a pedestrian who was knocked by a hit and run taxi and decided to give assistance by taking the victim to hospital, a claim that could not be readily verified by Daily Monitor by press time.

Dr Besigye is expected in Hoima District today (Friday) to address various rallies and police have already deployed at various schools and health facilities that are along the route that he is expected to use.

Earlier on, Dr Besigye told his supporters in Kiboga District that when elected President he wants to ensure that power belongs to the people practically “not in documents like in this regime of President Museveni”.

He said he wants to see all regions utilising their natural resources in federal governance and restore presidential term limits. Dr Besigye, who left NRM after he said it had derailed, said President Museveni has for 30 years failed to implement the ideals for which the Luweero Triangle liberation war was fought.His supporters raised Shs208, 300 at the rally as a contribution for his fuel.

Ms Nalongo Ferista Aguume, one of his supporters said. “We have educated our children but there are no jobs, health services are very poor, look at our local roads. The prices of commodities is too high and there is too much corruption, then why should I support Museveni?”