Part II: No ballot will beat Museveni, but a revolution would
We just have to patiently wait… since there is no sense to believe that the ballot will bring down Museveni. It will not… If you thought to, sorry, but not sorry. That is how I ended the last piece on this subject and therefore, I start from where I finished off last time.
Since, there is something that need to be stated here. Is that Dr. Kizza Besigye have given the needed guidelines for a public destruction of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and a peaceful transfer of power. However, this seems still to be forgotten. Like he never did or even tried to get it across.
He called it defiance or an awaking campaign, like in July 2017 he stated this:
“The following needs to be done to terminate the Junta’s control of our country:
1) Intensify the “awakening campaign”, for most Ugandans to become active in the processes of achieving a transition. Everyone has a role to play in achieving this.
2) Forming activist networks to make it possible to act together and to be coordinated.
3)Everyone seeking a democratic transition should take deliberate actions, individually or in concert with others to disempower and break down the Junta. Each one’s actions, however small, contribute significantly towards the desired change.
4) Public servants, including those in the security and military are called upon to join the struggle for democratic transition.
5) In coordination with other political and civil society formations, we’ll soon start various activities that will disempower and bring the, now fragile, Junta to an end” (Dr. Kizza Besigye, 11.07.2017).
This five points has to followed, it is a deliberate attempt of forming a people’s revolution against the government and the state. This is the action that needs to be done. Because, through the General Election of 2021. It doesn’t matter if the public are either voting for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine or Kizza Besigye. The results will be in favour of President Museveni with a flick of his finger.
That is why, the ballot is worthless. The whole state is rigged in favour of man and his orders. There is no other way to change this. The people need to use their power, their feet and their voices. The army cannot contain them all, neither can all the police officers. All of them will be overpowered by the people, as long as they revolt and does it steadily.
They got to use their weapon of civil disobedience, their weapon isn’t compliance or trying to follow the rules. The rules are only made to stifle and hurt the voices of the public. That has been proven again and again. While Bobi Wine cannot do an consultation, neither can the FDC celebrate their 15 years. Today, Evelyn Anite could campaign with rallies in her Koboko today. The same week the President and his soldiers killed people leaving funerals in connection with the opposition leaders. That shows that these games are rigged and no mercy at all.
That is why an election is not real at this point. The public will not be listened too. The ballot is a waste, the polls are just for show and the results are just for validation of the President. There is nothing else too it.
Unless, there is a real will for change. Unless, there is a real structure and will, the status quo will continue. Unless, the state kills the wrong person, unless the state suffocates the public space to a level, which a small move will make it spark. These sort of things happens and suddenly the leadership looses control.
However, there is a need of will… that will power has to come from the public. That is a revolution. That is the will of a peaceful transition with a push to end the dictator and his regime. Unless, that happens. There will be more bloodshed, be more pain and hurt. There will be more tears and fear, more intimidation and also striking indifference to all the ones suffering. As the elite is eating, the foreign investors are looting and the armed forces are settling the score.
The only this will change is listening to the mind of Besigye. However, don’t anticipate it. They have been able to get away with it since 1986. So, the NRM seems to be able to pull it of yet another term. Unless, there is a will… Peace.