By Eric Kashambuzi
Everywhere in time and space fire fighters use water to extinguish fire: they never use fire to put out fire. In this Uganda election, we are going to be creative and defeat so-called democracy that has been conducted at gun point since 1996.
When the United Democratic Ugandans (UDU) was formed in 2011, it was resolved that we should unseat the dictatorial regime of Museveni by using non-violent defiance in the first instance, drawing on lessons from other countries and making adaptations as appropriate. There is concrete evidence that non-violent dissent is more successful than armed struggle in defeating dictatorial regimes.
In November 2013, Ugandans from home and the Diaspora met at The Hague in the Netherlands to build on the decision and experiences of UDU and to agree on the way forward. It was reiterated to use non-violent defiance in unseating the dictatorial regime in Uganda and establish a transitional government based on the principle of national unity that Besigye and Biraaro presidential candidates have adopted. The outcome of the meeting was the creation of The Hague Process for Peace, Security and Development in Uganda (THP). It was constructed on the UDU foundation. In designing The Hague Process of defiance that underpins FDC philosophy we drew on a wide range of sources including the fight between David and Goliath and the Filipino defiance against Marcos in 1986.