Ours is a fundamental change, not a mere change of guards. We shall respect the rights of the citizenry and the disciplined forces shall be subservient to civilian authority. We do not condone torture or other abuses of human rights; this is why the wanainchi support us.
All that bilge has apparently been forgotten as in the full glare of the media citizens practicing their right to association are being undressed, and subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment. What change, if any, have we undergone? The Ten point programme which was to define the social contract discarded as the works of base lunatics.
We witness shocking and unparalleled police brutality. Does electioneering have to come to this? It was said, “when the wind blows it is when we can see the anus of the fowl.” Indeed the political winds are blowing precipitating the eminence of change.
Oppression as a tool for holding onto power is an exercise in futility. It engenders hatred and a resolution by the oppressed to seek all means to obtain salvation. The hideous acts of the police must be the clarion call for a new Uganda.
A lyncpin to accelerate and accentuate Uganda’s democratic transition. In the interim avenues must be explored to bring personal legal action against the frontline executers of this brutality. I wholly condemn the unwarranted high handedness.
And think that we suffer double jeopardy in all this foolishment. Speculation on instability drive up demand for hard currency and at the same time inflows are hampered by dubious potential tourists; unwillingly to get caught up in our Ugandan madness.
Nay, there was never a fundamental change or even a change at all. We traded one set of villians for others helll bent on exceeding wicked and impish endeavours of the former. Its is like we exchanged dogs for wolves!
Colonel Besigye at the first FDC conference stated, Everyday the talons of the dictator sink deeper and deeper into the fabric of society, and the longer we delay to remove the more painful and traumatic it wiĺl be.” These sentiments haunt me and they are fast proving prophetic.
Am however, encouraged by the fact that nothing lasts forever. Mobutu employed same tactics but he went. We saw the sad end of the Egyptian despot in a cage. We saw the fall of Ben Ali. We saw the oppressed in South Africa over come Apathied. Even the deadly Mafia is no longer as formidable. We must wait and hope. One day we shall get our change and then the pearl of Africa shall rise and shine again.
In the interim we must prepare to flood the polling stations. Flood them and vote for the change we want. We must also protect our votes. We have the means, what we need is the will and your commitment. The pearl of Africa will rise and shine again.