Uganda’s biggest opposition party Forum for Democratic Change party has admitted masterminding round table negotiations with the NRM party as they look towards having a peaceful transition of power ahead of the 2021 general elections.
“We are initiating round table negotiations with the ruling NRM party. I know my party believes in defiance but I think Ugandans have suffered more than enough,” Birigwa said in an exclusive interview with CBS radio. “I have negotiated as a diplomat to Japan and Ethiopia where I was an ambassador. I believe we shall do the same with NRM,” Birigwa added.
According to the FDC party chairperson, Ambassador Wasswa Birigwa, the party is not ready to witness more bloodshed in case the NRM party colludes with security forces to beat up members of the public who will protest the highly anticipated rigging.
When was asked on why he bowed out of the flag bearer race for Amuriat, Birigwa said it was for the good of the party that he found it prudent to withdraw from the poll. “We had reached a crucial point when the party needed someone to push its agenda forward. I saw a better person in Amuriat and I opted stepped down and endorsed him,” adding that ”Amuriat will drive us forward and as a party, we will stand firm till we reclaim power from the gunmen,” he added.
The FDC presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi is expected to hold a presser on monday at the headquarters in Najjanankumbi to unveil his campaign road map, at the same event, four time presidential candidate Rtd.Col.Dr. Kizza Besigye is also expected to attend and endorse his successor.
The FDC strong man Kizza Besigye recently announced that he would not contest for the presidential race and assured the country and his supporters that he was going to concetrate on ‘Plan B which would work as an alternative to oust Museveni in case elections fail. We are yet to establish if the negotiations are part of plan B and await to see the fruits from the negotiations.
[…] While addressing journalists at his local residence in Soroti (Teso region), Amuriat told Ugandans that as the FDC party, they are not excited about winning the 2021 general elections. […]