Dr Kizza Besigye has said those who believe that President Museveni shall be removed from power using mere national identity cards (Endagamuntu) are deluding themselves.
Appearing on NBS Radio Talk show “Endabilwamu” on Saturday, Besigye said “those who think they shall use national IDs to remove Museveni do not understand the man.”
Besigye’s response was prompted by a question from the moderator who said he had in the past discouraged people from getting national IDs which is contrary to the call by the leader of People Power, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine whose signature slogan is for people to get national IDs ahead of the elections. Bobi Wine has already declared that he will stand in 2021.
The former FDC president said there was no problem with people getting national IDs because they are needed to access other services like passports.
He said when he came back from South Africa in 2005, many people rushed to register for the election but on election day, more than 200,000 voters could not trace their names on the voters’ register on election day.
Besigye said he was surprised that some political players were readying themselves for the 2021 elections yet the feasible plan for the opposition is to find ways of removing President Museveni before the elections.
He said Museveni cannot lose in an election which he organises.
“Our plan is to ensure that Museveni falls before 2021 because he is grossly unqualified to be in that chair. We defeated him in 2016,” Besigye said.
While attending the thanksgiving ceremony for Francis Zaake, the MP Mityana Municipality in Mityana last week, Kyagulanyi said while he deeply respected Dr Besigye, he disagrees with him on the view that Museveni cannot be removed by an election.