Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye have joined forces in a bid to oust the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader President Yoweri Museveni.
In a statement issued on Monday, the two leaders resolved to put aside their personal and political interests so as to unify their mission.
“We agreed that despite belonging to different formations/fronts, we must all work together as partners on the same mission... We took note that we are on the same mission to free Uganda from dictatorship and oppression. We agreed that despite belonging to different formations/ fronts, we must work together as partners on the same mission,” read part of the statement.
Bobi Wine and Besigye also made it clear that they will conduct their 'revolution' in harmony and togetherness to avoid unnecessary confrontations.
“We agreed and commit ourselves not to engage in conduct, which creates disharmony and undue to collision among the forces of change, and to always act in a manner that reflects togetherness and comradeship,” the statement read.
Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986 making it 33 years. The two leaders, Bobi Wine and Besigye, will not allow him to prolong his term any further.
read the statement.
Merging of the two politicians comes days after Besigye emerged third amongst Uganda’s 2021 presidential contenders in a poll by Research World International that saw Bobi Wine ease into second place and Museveni first.
The findings were however dismissed by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who said that they are inaccurate.
"I don’t have to be the one to tell you that it is inaccurate because you published it in 2015. Just go back and see the figures that they gave Dr. Besigye and FDC at that stage. When you compare them, you will have the answer." said Ssemujju