Oxfam International Executive Director Eng. Winnie Byanyima has come out to explain the true character of her husband and former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye.Byanyima said, her husband is a true soldier and does not give a lot of time to detractors.
“At his heart that man is a soldier……he is a quiet person; you have to dig him to know what he thinks and what’s in his heart. He is an amazing person because he has such inner strength. He doesn’t really care if the world does not agree with him if he is happy inside and happy with himself,” Byanyima said.
She made the remarks following the attack by Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi who recently said Besigye is a disappointment to opposition.
According to Byanyima, it looks like the strategy of isolating Besigye from people may not change his stand on the next presidential elections organised by Mr.Museveni.
Speaking on the level of democracy in Uganda, Byanyima said election organized by dictators does not represents the real wills of majority.
“Elections aren’t working in Africa; they aren’t delivering the will of the people. Dictators have mastered elections,playing to the form of democracy, but not delivering to the substance. We are borrowing liberal democracy from the west but African dictators have adapted it to suit their needs,” Winnie Byanyima added.