Following the warm welcome that he received at the Democracy Party headquarters a week ago, former Head of National Intelligence Gen David Sejusa is currently pursuing ties with the leading opposition party Forum for Democratic Change [FDC].
Details of the said partnership are still scanty and party officials are not comfortable discussing them yet.
FDC Spokesperson Mr John Kikonyogo told Chimpreports Monday morning that Gen Sejusa had written to the party Secretary General Hon Alice Alaso seeking for partnership.
“I saw the letter this morning and I understand that the SG has written back to him, but I cannot tell you her response. I am not sure if Sejusa has received the reply, and it is not appropriate for him to hear it in the news,” said Kikonyogo.
Last week, Sejusa stormed the City House DP headquarters and held closed door discussions with the party officials.
He later told journalists after the meeting that they had discussed matters pertaining the 2016 elections including blocking it if no electoral reforms are put in place to safeguard its fairness.
“If we continue in an election that is already fraudulent, we are simply playing games. But also if we choose to boycott it, then we must determine to block it from happening.”
Sejusa said that the options must be clearly thought, and urged that the opposition should not rush involve in the elections without the desired election reforms.
Asked if he is willing to stand as a joint opposition candidate in case he is given the mandate, Sejusa noted that he can’t aspire to be a candidate in an election that should not take place.
“If the issues of electoral reforms are answered then anybody in Uganda can stand and win since the rules will be favorable.”
Meanwhile, FDC’s Kikonyogo also expressed the party’s reservations on officially enrolling Sejusa, a man that is still serving in the army.
“We are trying to help him push his pursuit for retirement, and we hope that he will be released soon; then he can freely move around and partner with us.”
Kikonyogo added, “FDC is looking for supporters; everyone that is ready to help us bring about regime change is welcome. As individual we can still talk with him, but our party position remains that he must first exit the army.”