Forum for Democratic Change says they back Dr. Kizza Besigye to run as president on the party ticket. FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju scoffs at members of The Democratic Alliance backing Amama Mbabazi, saying the alliance collapsed on Wednesday.
Forum for Democratic Change says they will support Dr. Kizza Besigye to contest on the party ticket but not The Democratic Alliance, following the declaration of Amama Mbabazi as the preferred presidential candidate by a section of alliance members.
Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the spokesperson of FDC says that since the alliance collapsed after failing to decide on a joint candidate on Wednesday, they could not risk the future of the party and the country in the hands of Amama Mbabazi.
Ssemujju says that what is currently called The Democratic Alliance is a hoax because it has failed to achieve the goals for which it was intended.
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He accuses Norbert Mao and a group of opposition politicians for having selfish interests in the Go-Forward group of Mbabazi, because they have monetary benefits in siding with Mbabazi.
The president of the Conservative Party, John Ken Lukyamuzi says he is in total support of the move by FDC to field Besigye as a presidential candidate in 2016, because the contract of the protocol was not respected.
He says that the protocol needed to be dissolved because the contract that each member political party signed is now null and void and is no longer binding.
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Ssemujju says that the FDC party has the capacity and structures to support their flag bearer in the 2016 presidential elections but the National Executive Committee of the party is yet to decide on the status of parliamentary aspirants and lower local government positions.
This comes shortly after Mbabazi was unveiled by a section of The Democratic Alliance members. Mbabazi accepted the nomination and pledged to negotiate with Dr. Besigye to rally their forces together.