The Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer Dr Warren Kizza Besigye has thanked Ugandans for the support and love they have shown him during the ongoing presidential campaigns.

In his New Year message to Ugandans posted on his twitter page, Besigye thanked the Ugandans who have welcomed him and his team wherever they have gone since the campaigns started in November.

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Besigye together with seven other candidates including incumbent president Yoweri Museveni and former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, are contesting for the topmost office in Uganda and have been engaged in countrywide campaigns for the past two months.

“I take this opportunity to thank the millions of Ugandans who have welcomed wherever we have been since campaigns started,” Besigye wrote.

Besigye said the year 2015 has drawn to a close and for some Ugandans it has been a good year but for most it has been difficult.

He further stressed for those directly involved with the campaigns the last few months have been trying.

“You have shown incredible courage and for that I thank you,” he said.

He also appreciated the financial and material support that has been rendered to him wherever he has been in the campaigns.

“You have given sacrificially to my campaign, a sure sign of your support and trust. I thank you. You have shown incredible courage, and for that I thank you. I applaud you and thank you most sincerely,” he said and lauded those on his campaign trail ‘for resisting bribery and corruption and moving on empty stomachs and empty wallets’.

“I thank you. I commend the FDC team, every man, woman and youth that is working under the blue flag,” Besigye said.

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