KAMPALA – Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has said that supporters of People Power movement are forcing all other opposition members to endorse Bobi Wine’s presidency in 2021.
Speaking in an interview on Thursday, January 02, 2020, Nambooze, who is the spokesperson of Dr Kizza Besigye’s self-styled people’s government, said as result, this has caused a lot of animosity in the opposition, which many hurt their chances of taking power in 2021.
“People Power is trying to force the entire opposition to endorse one candidate who is Kyagulanyi, and they are not ready to take anything less than that,” she said.
Nevertheless, she urged the Kyadondo East MP to use his influence and unite the opposition.
“This year is going to be a moment of truth for Hon. Kyagulanyi. He has no way out other than standing for presidency,” Nambooze said.
“Bobi Wine represents the biggest group of people and the challenge is to go out and offer leadership to them. It is his time to lead. He must move very fast to reconcile with the voters of Besigye. We should as well look at FDC. Will FDC be bringing out a new person if Besigye chooses not to stand in 2021?” she added.
Nambooze also said Dr Besigye’s influence in opposition politics cannot be underestimated.
“Besigye represents all political opposition who have been in politics in the last decade. Partly, the People Power movement is built on the need to change the status quo in the opposition. There is a need for change in opposition as well. It is normal that the People Power movement come for us before they go to Museveni. Because the opposition has not had the chance to elevate some people into better positions (this space is occupied by NRM), we shall have a generational conflict,” she said.
“People Power is the ‘Togikwatako’ crusade that was started by Ugandans in and outside parliament to challenge the continued rule of Museveni. People Power took up all the slogans and colours and in one way or another, we had to find the spirit,” she added.