Anslem Besigye, a student at Oxford University, won his bid to become president of the Oxford Union, one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.
Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.
His mother, who is the Executive Director of charity Oxfam International, tweeted about his victory:
He's won! Anselm -elected president of his school debating club. A Proud Mum. pic.twitter.com/MJbFqKT73W
— Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) April 6, 2016
He followed his father’s footsteps by running to become president of one of the most prestigious university debating societies in the world, the Oxford Union.
To aid his campaign, Anslem Besigye has released an election video, which has already been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.
“I plan to hold public exhibitions on hot burning issues and current events. This is a great way to drum up attention for the team and to practice for exhibition rounds,” he pledges in the video.
His father Dr. Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the country went to the polls on February 16, accused of plotting to incite Ugandans to hold mass protests over the election results.
Long serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential election which was highly disputed by the opposition.
Another opposition leader Amama Mbabazi went to court to contest Museveni’s re-election but the East African country’s highest court ruled that the poll result was fair.