Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party strongman as well as President of the People’s Government, Dr Kizza Besigye and People Power Pressure group leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, were notably absent during a press briefing in which their teams announced a move to work together.
The people’s government represented by Mukono Municipality legislator, Betty Nambooze and the People Power pressure group by their newly appointed spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, said their ‘principals have been in talks to arrive at this decision.’
“As you might be aware, for sometime now, the two principals have been holding talks to answer the demand and request by various people in Uganda who want to see a close working relationship between them as people and political organisations,” Nambooze started.
Journalists present had lingering questions regarding the ‘loud’ absence of the two major subjects of this union, with some inaudibly suggesting, the union could have been pushed by handlers, without the final blessing of the men in charge.
The other matter that came into debate was the dominant silence from Dr Besigye himself, who has not pronounced himself on the matter despite Bobi Wine being vocal on the same.
Following Besigye’s visit to Bobi Wine last week, the latter went to social media where he announced to the public that the pair discussed ‘about where the people’s struggle for liberation stands, and what we must do together to complete the task ahead.”
“What we all agree about is that Museveni’s regime of blood and national shame has never been as vulnerable, weak and utterly exposed as it is today. We only need to mobilise our people for the final push and victory will be guaranteed.”
Besigye on the other hand was as quiet as grave and neither spoke in acceptance nor in denial.
Today, following the press briefing by both parties, Bobi Wine ran to his social media accounts to announce the unity, but Besigye is still silent on the matter, his last tweet being a congratulation message to Liverpool and his last Facebook Post coming more than 20 hours ago.
However, the People’s Government Facebook page has made their update.
In the past, both Bobi Wine and Besigye have indirectly attacked each other.
Early this year, Bobi Wine indirectly attacked Besigye accusing him of claiming there is not democracy in Uganda yet he has stood for presidency four times.
“Of late I have come to conclude that some members in the opposition are only concerned about their positions and will fight any composition that threatens their positions. For a leader to say a ballot can never oust Museveni without offering another option is disappointing,” Bobi Wine said during a meeting at Hotel Africana last month.
Speaking while appearing on a certain radio in Jinja, Besigye laughed at Bobi Wine’s claim of using national IDs to oust Museveni.
“Those who think they shall use national IDs to remove Museveni don’t understand the man,”Besigye said.