Former FDC Party and now the national chairman of the People’s Front for Transition Dr Kizza Besigye, has said he’s surprised that among those attacking the new organization are people belonging to the opposition National Unity Platform.
Besigye’s new political grouping is aimed at ending President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s 36 yearlong rule
While addressing the media in Kampala today, the former presidential candidate noted that since Thursday last week when the Front was formally launched, he has been seeing responses that are not in line with the facts regarding their new move against Museveni.
Besigye added that even the National Unity Platform president Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu sent him a message expressing concern about the hostile response coming from NUP supporters accusing the Front of being an affront against NUP and Kyagulanyi himself.
He added that the intension of the Front is not to act without all other change seeking people like those in NUP and that before announcing the formation, they intensely engaged all actors including those in NUP who asked them for more time before they could join.
Asked about why Kyagulanyi doesn’t come out publicly to condemn those attacking the new formation and instead choose to send personal messages, Besigye said he too was surprised that NUP top leadership are not dissuading their supporters from attacking him.
Besigye added that their efforts of engaging with all the stakeholders including, political actors, religious leaders, community leaders, students all those who are affected by what is going on are still on going so that everybody recognizes the deep crisis that he said the country is into.