KAMPALA – The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said they cannot field joint candidates with People Power movement in the 2021 election.
The FDC Secretary-General, Mr Nathan Nandala Mafabi, said People Power is made up of individuals and not a political party
“We cannot enter into any coalition with People Power because it is not a party. We can only do so if we are at the same level of support but we are not,” Mr Nandala says.
He was speaking in Mbale during the party’s regional celebrations to celebrate its 15 years of existence.
People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has since declared intentions to run for president come 2021 but Mr Nandala said the Kyadondo East MP is only popular because of his music.
“I would love to dispute all that is being said about a coalition with People Power. A party cannot merge with individuals. FDC is still very strong and we are going to front a candidate,’’ he said.
Mr Nandala said Bobi Wine is also managing to attract big rallies because of his popularity as a musician but not as a politician.
“People are coming to him not because he is a good politician but a musician. They want to see how he looks like,” he said.