KAMPALA – Mr Moses Byamugisha, who on Monday announced that he will run for president come 2021, has said that he has not yet spoken to his party, the Forum for Democratic Change, about his move.
Mr Byamugisha, who announced his bid at Speke Hotel, said he hopes his party will accept his decision.
“I have not yet explained to the FDC but they are yet to understand what I am doing. My responsibility is to run a transparent operation. At the end of the day, I hope FDC will release a road map. The party is under task and this will be proved with the way they treat young leaders,” he said in an interview on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Mr Byamugisha also said he has over 18 years of experience in politics, a feat he said, can help him take power.
“It is now been 18 years since I joined politics, I was recruited during the Reform Agenda days. Over time, we have been working and growing alongside strong men and women who have inspired us to do the donkey work that will bring about change in this country. I have garnered the necessary experience and knowledge the forces of change would like,” he said.
“From the FDC party where I come from, the dominant view at the strategic thinking level is that the Museveni we know can’t organise an election he is willing to lose. My decision to participate in this race is not hinged onto the idea of being declared a winner and garner lots of votes. We should try and utilise chances like these to go out and mobilise the public on things beyond elections,” he added.
Mr Byamugisha said his presidential bid should inspire all other youth to take up leadership positions.
“There have not been many good examples in this country where a good young leader rises and tries to challenge the status quo both from within the party and outside.”