The decision by Dr. Kiiza Besigye not to run for presidency in the 2021 General Election is the biggest test for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party, the Democratic Party President General, Norbert Mao has observed.
The four time presidential candidate and former FDC President announced his decision not to offer himself for elections yesterday though he said he will concentrate on his unspecified plan “B” to bring an end to President, Yoweri Museveni’s grip on power for over three decades.
Mr. Mao who sees the need for the opposition politics in Ugandan to be more organized than just being united says 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. Hon. Mao speaking…
However, Michael Mabikke, the Social Democratic Party Leader who is part of the DP block that crossed over to the budding National Unity Platform last week argues that even though Besigye is the only opposition candidate to garner over 30% of the total vote in a presidential election, it is misleading to think he is the only hope for the opposition yet young politicians are coming up. END