Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] President, Mugisha Muntu, has crossed rumours saying presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, was bowing out of the 2016 race.
Muntu made the remarks while addressing press in Kampala yesterday.
“We invited you here today to correct the record regarding false information that has been circulating in the media,” he said.
“Yesterday October 29, 2015, we issued a statement to the effect that
discussions are underway between members of the FDC and Hon. Amama Mbabazi to explore grounds for cooperation ahead of the 2016 electoral process.”
He said the discussions were still ongoing.
He said there were false interpretations being made that the FDC candidate has bowed out of the presidential race.
The rumours said Besigye had given up the seat for Mbabazi who would become president and leave the retired colonel as his Prime Minister.
“We would like to emphasise that whereas cooperation discussions between the FDC and Hon. Mbabazi are still underway, none of the candidates (certainly not the FDC one) has bowed out of the presidential race.”
He added: “We strongly believe that the ongoing discussions which have been held over the past three or four weeks between the FDC and Hon. Mbabazi are crucial and focused to the shared objective of a regime change in Uganda.”
Muntu reaffirmed to the general public that Dr. Kizza Besigye is still the FDC flag bearer in the upcoming elections and “reports that he has bowed out of the race are incorrect”.