Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has said that Dr Kizza Besigye is supporting his candidature ahead of 2021 elections.
Addressing a campaign rally St Leo’s Kyegobe in Fort Portal on Monday, the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate said he has been in touch with Dr Besigye.
“One of my inspirational figures, Dr Besigye, on Sunday told me I am on the right course in changing the status quo and asked me to continue in the spirit. I had called him to appreciate him for standing in solidarity with me when I was arrested,” he told.
“I call upon all our supporters in opposition to come together and we move forward. We are talking with other leaders to be one, I know you all support change to remove President Museveni,” he told his supporters.
Dr Besigye, a four-time presidential candidate, opted not to run for presidency again. His party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has chosen Patrick Amuriat Oboi. Despite the party’s appeal. Dr Besigye is yet to join Amuriat on the campaign trail.
However, he recently said he is ready to campaign for candidates for other political parties as long as their message rhyme with his Plan B.
Appearing on NBS Morning Breeze show Monday, November 9, 2020, Dr Besigye said it is not obvious that he will campaign for the candidates of his party, FDC, ahead of 2021 elections.
“I am very clear about the elections. I am not just going to campaign for you because you are saying you are FDC. No. I am going to campaign for you if your message in the election is for liberation. If you are building the conscience of the population to fight for their freedom and their power. If you on a liberation mission, you are my candidate,” he said.
Referring to his Plan B as the liberation struggle, Dr Besigye said that the country urgently needs to focus on what he called worrying issues outside elections. “We are focusing on the wrong things, while they are doing different things, that is why I get mad at Ugandans,” he said.