Mao who was addressing hundreds of voters from Koch -Goma Sub -County in Nwoya district on Monday noted that voters in Acholi should not also elect him because his father comes from Acholi land but rather his leadership experience since childhood.
But according to Mao, Dr Kizza Besigye has been a formidable force in challenging Museveni’s rule and that next year’s election is going to be the biggest test for FDC. He says that even though nature abhors a vacuum, Besigye leaves a vacuity that can never be filled.
Their resolve follows the defection of 11 members of the party to the platform, a new political outfit led by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Some of the MPs who crossed to NUP include Mathias Mpuuga, Medard Lubega Ssegona, Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga, Betty Nambooze, Muwanga Kivumbi, Allan Ssewanyana, Ssempala Kigozi, Robinah Ssentongo, Veronica Namaganda and Florence Namayanja.