I'm moving towards 70, then my prayers will be done - Besigye

 I'm moving towards 70, then my prayers will be done - Besigye
Dr Besigye on Morning Breeze

Four time presidential aspirant, Dr.Kizza Besigye has celebrated his 68th birthday by reflecting on his journey in politics.

Besigye’s commitment to Uganda’s progress spans decades.

From his early days as a medical doctor to his active involvement in politics, he has consistently championed justice, transparency, and democratic principles.

His resilience in the face of adversity has inspired many, earning him both admiration and controversy.

Addressing his  supporters in Bushenyi District, Dr. Besigye acknowledged the passage of time.

“I’ll be making 68 years [this year],” he stated. “I am moving towards 70, and then my years will be done.”

His words were  a mixture of determination and reflection.

He said as he approaches 70, he remains steadfast in his pursuit of a better Uganda.

However, Besigye’s focus isn’t solely on his own journeyas he spoke of  “the one we are pushing to remove,” an apparent reference to the incumbent leader, President Museveni who is already 80 years old.

Going beyond 80, Dr. Besigye suggests, will be an uphill battle.

The weight of years, combined with entrenched political structures, poses possibility for meaningful change.

“I pray that you help me to clock 70 years when the current situation has changed,” Dr. Besigye implored.

His plea resonates with those who yearn for a Uganda free from electoral rigging, corruption, and inequality.

Waiting until 2026, he fears, may be too late. The same faces that perpetuated the status quo remain in charge, casting doubt on the fairness of future elections.

As Dr. Besigye blows out the candles on his birthday cake, his legacy looms large.

Whether he achieves the presidency or not, his unwavering commitment to justice serves as a beacon of hope. Ugandans look up to him for inspiration, knowing that change is possible; even in the face of formidable odds.

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