Former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, have announced a new alliance against President Yoweri Museveni.
Dubbed, the United Forces of Change, the two principals who were flanked by members of their respective camps used the occasion of announcing the formation of a new pressure campaign, to rally their supporters to stop attacking each other especially on social media.
Kyagulanyi said, coming together is the only option for them if they are to defeat President Museveni in 2021. He was speaking during a campaign christened, ‘No, Nedda, which is aimed at showing dissatisfaction over how the government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a document read by the Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago and the Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament Asuman Basalirwa, the vast majority of Ugandans are under great suffering because of the measures brought about by the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
The opposition called upon all the Ugandans who are hungry, those still held home as restrictions on their businesses persist and all those who are dissatisfied with the current government, to drum whatever items they can every day at 1 pm to show their anger towards the government.
This is the second time that the two principals demonstrate the will to work together. The first was late last year when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cease any form of attack against each other. This did not hold for the supporters especially on social media who continued exchanging barbs against each other.