Dr. Kizza Besigye is expected to grace the closing ceremony for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential Flag Bearer nominations slated for Wednesday this week.
This was announced by the party Deputy Spokesperson John Kikonyogo while addressing the Press on Monday August 17 2020.
“At the end of picking the forms on the 19th that is at midday, Dr. Besigye will give a key note address,” Kikonyogo said
With the 2021 General Elections fast approaching, it is understood that the Party shall within 48 hours from today determine whether or not it will field a candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Polls.
“Beginning tomorrow, we are receiving forms of expression of interest from FDC presidential Flag aspirants. It will be done at the headquarters here the whole of tomorrow and on the 19th up to midday,” Kikonyogo confirmed.
“So all those who are interested in carrying the flag of FDC should pick the forms tomorrow and return them on the 26th of August,” he added.
Asked whether there is still hope for Dr. Besigye to join the race, Kikonyogo said that will be up, but added that he will be attending the event as a Party Member.
“He is eligible to be a candidate if he wanted but whether he wants or not, we are going to know in the next 48 hours. By this time on Wednesday all the people who would have picked forms will be known to the press,” he explained.
Over the weekend, Besigye appeared to confirm that he will not be joining the Presidential race for the 5th time.
He said his focus would now be on helping Uganda to plan its transition from the current NRM government and selecting a transitional leader.
The FDC has clearly been in a fix because of Besigye’s indecision and was compelled to postpone nominations for the Presidential Flag bearer twice.
Despite the uncertainty however, Besigye’s posters could be seen at the Party Najjanankumbi Headquarters and on the sections of the Kampala- Entebbe High way.