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Besigye Reveals Why FDC Never Backed Mbabazi

Dr. Kizza Besigye says Amama Mbabazi did not show commitment to central principles of the opposition.
FDC presidential flagBearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye and other FDC leaders speaking to journalists

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Forum for Democratic Change presidential flag bearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye has disclosed details of why the FDC party disagreed with former Premier Amama Mbabazi leading the Democratic Alliance into the 2016 elections. 

 

Besigye who was speaking to journalists at The Democratic Alliance offices in Naguru, said Mbabazi\'s rejection was based on a feeling that Mbabazi did not embody the central commitments of their struggle.

Besigye said that Mbabazi did not show commitment to the main principles of the opposition citing the fight for a democratic Uganda, the fight for the rule of law, the fight for human rights, the fight against the terrible scourge of corruption, among others. 

 

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He highlighted that Mbabazi is a person who has been in government for 30 years, during which they have been struggling for these values. Besigye says at no point did the opposition see Mbabazi stopping the unfairness from the ruling NRM. 

Mbabazi has however said he will continue negotiating with Besigye, revealing that they have been doing so for the past one year.

 

FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says the party will back Besigye for the presidency, and that The Democratic Alliance collapsed on Wednesday when Summit failed to choose a joint presidential candidate.

 

On Wednesday this week, The Democratic Alliance Summit failed to reach consensus on either former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi or Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer Dr. Kizza Besigye. According to the statement issued by the Alliance\'s spokesperson Wafula Oguttu, Conservative Party (CP) and FDC refused to endorse Amama Mbabazi.