Oxfam International Executive Director and opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye’s wife Winnie Byanyima has broken the internet after saying she backs President Museveni sometimes.
The former Mbarara Municipality MP during a social media interaction on Saturday tweeted, “Sometimes I have agreed with NRM policies. What’s wrong with that? I promote social justice not party interest.”
When a one Anslem Sebuguzi @ssebu7 subtweeted Ms. Byanyima’s tweet with a challenge her loyalty to Uganda’s biggest opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) which fronted her husband Dr Besigye as their presidential candidate in the February 18 election. The tweet went viral garnering 16 retweets and 33 likes in a matter of minutes.
Ms. Byanyima is a champion of social rights, women emancipation and poverty eradication at a global level.
It should be noted that the NRM government under President Yoweri Museveni has been praised for excelling in giving equality to women socially, economically and politically having had the first female Vice President in Africa during the 1990s and a large number of female Members of Parliament.