Uganda’s powerful opposition leader Col Kizza Besigye has embarked on forming what he termed as “super cells” in locations stretching from Kampala across the country.
Besigye said he has made alliances with other radical groups to make super cells while the ‘main leadership’ of his party FDC will keep engaging the regime.
“Our intention is to ensure that it becomes hard for the security apparatus to bust these cells so that we can keep running our covert operations,” the four time presidential hopeful revealed.
He made the pronouncement on Friday at his palatial residence in notorius town of Kasangati, Kampala while addressing a section of FDC extremists who were recently detained in a highly dreaded security installation- Nalufenya in Eastern Uganda.
The former UPDF senior officer who fell out with the regime added that the reason the struggle has since been unsuccessful is because government disrupts their network’s activities.
“In this new strategy we should even have an office. We shall not use phones because they are tapped. We will physically talk to each other,” he said.
So many times security agencies have thwarted Besigye’s planned political operations.
He however urged this radical group to tolerate any individual who participates in the struggle even when he/she is doubted. “Even if that person works for the regime. Don’t expose him but just know the limit. He can be helpful in giving us information from the other side,” he implored his supporters.
On several occasions FDC has claimed that most it’s supporters are moles including high ranking officials.
But Besigye responds to these assertions saying the regime has many ways of crippling an establishment that is deemed as a threat my planting state agencies to ‘siphon’ information and subsequently disintegrate the network.
He says it requires boldness and commitment to oppose a dictatorial regime.
Having fallen out with government in 1999, Besigye still commands high respect as an oppostion leader who has never lost truck in his quest to end his rival President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s three decade miltary rule.