The Justice Forum ( JEEMA) has affirmed that it will support the leader of National Unity Platform, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in the forthcoming presidential election but will discuss how they will work with NUP on other positions.
The resolution is among the 10 recommendations that were agreed upon during the party’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Kampala yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, JEEMA President, Asuman Basalirwa, said the party did not position any candidate for the presidency that is why they will support Kyagulanyi as earlier agreed.
According to Basalirwa, the decision to support Kyagulanyi was taken two years ago before the formation of National Unity Platform (NUP).
“The reason why we are working on a memorandum of understanding [with NUP] is that now he [Kyagulanyi] belongs to a political party [NUP], and now we have to engage an institution, an institution that has candidates like us,” Basalirwa added.
He said the memorandum deals with a number of issues between the two parties including harmonisation of candidates at the various levels.
He however noted the agreement made to support Bobi Wine was only at the presidential level but on other positions, fresh engagement will be made to see how they can work together because they don’t want to lose their identity as a party.
During the conference, delegates agreed upon the extension of the party’s elected leaders and the renewal of the term of the current office bearers for a period not exceeding two and half years.