Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has expressed optimism at the prospect of forming a coalition with FDC Strongman Col Kizza Besigye ahead of next year’s general elections.
Bobi Wine who heads the People Power Movement, and Besigye of the People’s Government today launched a joint campaign dubbed “No, Nedda” which is intended to pressurize government to respond better to the Covid19 pandemic in the country.
Addressing press at the launch in Kampala, Bobi Wine said this campaign is yet another step towards more cooperation with the People’s Government.
“Many people have been asking us why we have not formed a collation yet,” he said.
“But talks have been talking place before, well aware that there is no other way of salvaging our country besides working together. It is fortunate that today we are taking another step to show you what should be done.”
The bases of both People Power and People’s Government over the years have not been at the best of terms, amid disagreement on who should take on President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections.
But Bobi Wine in his address, said the fighting between the two camps should be stopped.
“We ask our comrades; the agents of change who have been clashing with each other, that this sign should teach you that you are not each other’s enemy. Our enemy is known and all the guns should be aimed at that enemy”
On his part, Dr Besigye thanked Bobi Wine and the People Power group for their “patience and commitment toward the liberation of the country.”
“This has made it possible for both us to come together. This is a wonderful, wonderful moment for our country that we can unite and tell the country to unite and say enough is enough,” Besigye said.
Under the new “No, Nedda” campaign the two groups are calling on Ugandans to make what the call “necessary noise” every day to alert government about their plight.
The noise is to be made every lunch time by people who haven’t had food, by “banging their empty source pans or any other object.”
The joint press conference was briefly interrupted by Police and UPDF officers who ordered everybody to vacate the room because they were not following the Covid19 prevention guidelines.
However, the officers who threatened to use “maximum force” to remove them, later on backed off and allowed the meeting to carry on to the end.