Forum for Democratic Change strongman Dr.Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine have in an unprecedented move have agreed to work together.
Addressing journalists at a joint press conference, Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze who described herself as the spokesperson for Besigye and his people’s government said after a series of protracted meetings, they agreed to end the bickering and start working together.
“We know Museveni is too powerful and the only way to defeat him is being organized not that we are weak but to be on the same line,”Nambooze said.
“We agreed that despite belonging to different formations, we must work together as partners on the same mission.”
Joel Ssenyonyi, the Bobi Wine and People Power spokesperson said they had agreed to end the recent hostilities and attacks towards each other’s camp.
“We agreed and commit ourselves not to engage in conduct which creates disharmony and undue collision amongst the forces of change and to always act in a manner that reflects togetherness and comradeship,”Ssenyonyi said.
In the past, both Bobi Wine and Besigye have been indirectly attacking each other.
Early this year, Bobi Wine indirectly attacked Besigye for 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.
Addressing journalists at Fairway Hotel on Wednesday, both camps had agreed that the unnecessary attacks towards each other.
“We realized it makes no sense to point guns at ourselves because it plays into Museveni’s advantage,”Ssenyonyi said.
The group said they will now work towards fighting against human rights violations meted towards them by police and other security agencies.
Asked to comment about who will be leading the new movement, Nambooze said there will be no leader but all will be equal.
“Both Bobi Wine and Besigye are principals and are equal to each other .No one is subordinate to each other,”Nambooze said.
On whether they will have a joint candidate in 2021, the Mukono Municipality MP said their main aim is seeing Museveni out of power and not the 2021 polls.
The group said they would be organizing joint activities as well as alerting each other of individual activities.