Several Opposition political parties in Uganda have launched a new political pressure group, geared at “pushing for peaceful transition in the country before 2026.”
The coalition named People’s Front for Transition was launched today at Justice Forum (JEEMA) offices in Kampala, and endorsed by FDC, CP, JEEMA, the DP block, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Uganda Young Democrats, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) faction led by Peter Walubiri.
Other members within the Front include the People’s government and several Civil Society Organizations.
The coalition will be led by Rtd Col. Dr Kizza Besigye as the National Chairman deputized by the lord mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago.
At the launch, political party leaders including FDC’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Ken Lukyamuzi (CP) Peter Walubiri of the UPC faction, Lubega Mukaaku of the DP block, Dr Kiiza Besigye on behalf of the People’s Government, Saddam Gayira of PPP, Elton Joseph Mabirizi, Sulaiman Kidandala and others, appended signatures to protocols under the new coalition whose slogan is “Twetaase!”
People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and Civil Society Organizations have been tasked to play the observers role in the transition.
For reasons yet to be known, the leading opposition party National Unity Platform president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu did not attend.
While speaking at the launch, the FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat, said that elections alone can’t remove the current government from power, asking stakeholders to work together for transition.
“We shall make sure the next election will not be just an election because we know that it cannot remove the dictator,” Mr Amuriat said in his speech.