Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake, has revealed that his fight for political change in Uganda is just beginning.
Zaake was addressing people who had gathered for the victory party of Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa at Busoga University on Saturday which was attended by Second Deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja, MPs Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and Paul Mwiru.
The youthful MP who was dressed in a red t-shirt and black trousers walking with the help of a stick, said the opposition is now giving sleepless nights to the ‘grandparents’ in government. This trend, he said, is to continue without fear until change is attained.
“It is very important that we were here in July and asked you to vote for Basalirwa, something you rightly did. We are now giving sleepless nights to the grandparents and we are ready to continue fighting for a democratic governance and reclaim our power without fear,” he said.
Zaake said that leaders in government are scared of the young legislators and that they have failed to handle them. He said that political change is inevitable and will be coming soon.
Zaake is among the 34 people who were allegedly maltreated by security before being arrested and charged over chaos which ensued in Arua in August in the Municipality by-elections. They all face treason charges for allegedly pelting stones at the motorcade of President Yoweri Museveni during a post-capaigning procession in Arua.
Paul Mwiru, the legislator for Jinja East constituency, thanked the people of Bugiri Municipality for electing Basalirwa as their representative in Parliament, saying his impact as a uniting factor in Busoga was beginning to manifest.
He also credited Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, for leading the campaign for change through his ‘People Power’ pressure group, pledging to continue paying allegiance to it.