KAMPALA. Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine have agreed to work together to oust the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) led by President Museveni who has been in power since 1986.
A joint statement signed by both Bobi Wine and Dr Besigye indicated that after their meeting on May 6, they have concluded discussions on key issues as they bring their political forces together against Mr Museveni.
“We took note that we are on the same mission to free Uganda from dictatorship and oppression. We agreed that despite belonging to different formations/ fronts, we must work together as partners on the same mission,” reads the statement in part.
Addressing the media at Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Mr Joel Ssenyonyi, the People Power spokesperson and Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, who is the spokesperson of the ‘People’s Government’ led by Dr Besigye, on Wednesday said the two movements would be carrying out joint activities in a bid to unseat Mr Museveni.
“The two groups have different activities and we shall continue to work on them but once in a while, we shall hold joint activities,” Mr Ssenyonyi said.
Bobi Wine on Tuesday said they have been holding several meetings with different political parties, including ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), Democratic Party group dubbed DP bloc and the most recent one with People’s government headed by Dr Besigye.
Ms Nambooze said the question of fielding one candidate in the forthcoming election has been shelved as they want to pre-occupy themselves with getting back the freedoms taken away from them by Mr Museveni, 74.
“As we have always stated, our main aim is to oust (president) Museveni even before 2021. However, if the struggle takes us till then, then we shall choose one person from amongst us to go in one force. For now we are fighting for the freedom Mr Museveni has denied us. That is why we are not tackling that question as of now,” Ms Nambooze said.