Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has asked sister opposition parties to shun pride and arrogance and work towards building a combined force that can effected cause regime change.
While congratulating the elected Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa, the party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande said the recent elections that the opposition has managed to win have all come through a united force.
“Like in similar previous elections, lessons picked from Bugiri were not very different; Ugandans have openly come out on various occasions to show that they prefer a united opposition,” Kakande said.
He noted that it is now clear that if the opposition unites, it can easily defeat the current regime.
“It is now clear-cut that if we work together we are capable of dismantling the regime; let us not feel that we are bigger than Uganda, let us not feel that we are bigger than the struggle,” Kakande warned.
He added that such a mind-set among some opposition figures will not deliver the desired change in the country.
“It does not make any sense to promote our parties at the expense of the national struggle.”
It should be remembered that as different opposition parties including DP united in Bugiri elections behind Jeema’s Asuman Basalirwa, the Leading Opposition in Country, FDC chose to field a parallel candidate.
Despite several meetings to arrive at a single opposition candidate, FDC maintained its earlier position of fielding Eunice Namatende.
Kakande added, “Let us burry our pride and put aside our arrogance and heed to the calls of people who are suffering an array of injustices.”