Election 2016

Mbabazi: Besigye Should Join Me to Take Power

Presidential aspirant Hon Amama Mbabazi has urged FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye to join hands with him to take power in the 2016 elections, viagra 40mg cialis 40mg http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-shortcode-endpoint.php Chimp Corps report.

“Let us leave quarrels behind for unity, hospital ” said Mbabazi during his first press briefing in Naguru on Friday after the collapse of the TDA arrangement to field a single opposition candidate in the 2016 elections.

“And I welcome Dr Besigye to join me, information pills ” he added.

The former Prime Minister, who was sacked by President Museveni in 2014 before being toppled as NRM Secretary General, said the alliance of political parties “shares the same dreams and purpose to secure a better Uganda.”

The remarks came just a few hours after Besigye told journalists at TDA Secretariat in Naguru, Kampala, FDC was not contended that Mbabazi was ready for the fight for rule of law.

“We were not sure he was ready for the fight against corruption,” he added.

Besigye further said Mbabazi’s determination to change the system of governance was questionable because “he has been in government for 30 years and he never corrected NRM as it was going wrong.”

The FDC strongman said Mbabazi’s departure from NRM was because of a “transition in NRM” only to find himself amidst opposition.

Mbabazi breaks silence

But Mbabazi, speaking in soft tone, cautioned: “The truth is when we face our opponent it won’t be easy either.”

Mbabazi saluted “my fellow candidates Norbert Mao and Prof Gilbert Bukenya for putting country first” – in reference to the two opposition politicians’ support of the former premier to carry the TDA flag in the 2016 polls.

“Our primary focus is the future of our country,” said Mbabazi.

“The undeniable reality is that the new age is upon us. There are many voters out there desperate for change. They want an effective government and rule of law,” he added.

Asked by journalists to reveal identities of members on his campaign taskforce apart from his wife, daughters and relatives, Mbabazi responded: “Patience is a virtue.”

He added: “When I am going for campaigns I will announce my team. Be patient I will introduce them.”

Mbabazi also presented some of his representatives in some areas such as Kabale, Lira and Kamuli.

On what he stands for, Mbabazi observed: “When I declared my intention to stand, I said it was because the party I am in had veered off from the course of what we fought for.”

He said once elected, “I will be president of Uganda and all people irrespective of the political orientation and who they voted.”

In reference to Besigye’s claims that he is yet to exhibit determination to dismantle the NRM systems, Mbabazi said his campaign will be based on changing systems and addressing issues but not individuals.

“We are talking about a country of nearly 40 million people. Our common purpose is to oversee the transition of power from one generation to the next. It is our collective responsibility,” he emphasised.

Earlier, DP President Norbert Mao and Olara Otunnu said they threw their weight behind Mbabazi to deliver change in 2016 and that he was the “preferred choice” of majority of TDA members.

They claimed Mbabazi also got support from Fr Gaetano Batanyenda, Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere and Miria Matembe.

Mao said Museveni has mastered the art of clinging to power for 30 years whereas Besigye had mastered losing for the last 15 years.

“We can’t stand someone who always wants to be in opposition we want someone who can take power and that’s Mbabazi.”


TDA spokesperson Wafula Oguttu described as “lies” claims by politicians that TDA had chosen a joined flag-bearer.

“Some people have been lying and spinning that TDA chose a Presidential flag-bearer, it is absolutely not true,” said Wafula.

“We do not have a TDA Joint Presidential Candidate. We didn’t reach a consensus on any of the two candidates – Besigye and Mbabazi. That is the truth.”

TDA Secretariat official, Zac Niringiye also told journalists today that, “Members of the alliance endorsed different candidates and we didn’t arrive at a consensus.”

He added: “There can’t be unveiling of a presidential candidate when there hasn’t been a consensus”.


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