Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] has set up a four-man committee led by its presidential flag bearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye, to interface with the Go Forward team and continue with negotiations of a joint presidential candidate, power sharing and transition government.
The FDC Working Committee, the top executive committee organ of the party met today October, 29 2015, to discuss the road map for 2016 general elections.
The meeting was also briefed by the Party Presidential flag bearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye and the Party Secretary General, Hon Nathan Nandala Mafabi, on the outcome of the meeting they held recently in the UK with independent Presidential flag bearer, Hon. JP Amama Mbabazi, on cooperation during the 2016 general elections.
The committee reaffirmed the party position and preference for a joint Presidential candidate in the forth-coming elections and raised no objection to the ongoing negotiation efforts to achieve this objective, the party said in a statement.
“The committee also agreed to the proposal out of the UK meeting to principle of power- sharing when a united opposition wins power in next year’s elections.”
The statement further states that the committee also reaffirmed its long held position to cooperate and work together with other parties and organisations to ensure a free and fair elections.
“The committee set up a four member committee led by the flag bearer to continue negotiations with the Go-Forward group led by Hon. JP Amama Mbabazi.”
It said the opposition party was open to formation of transition government of National unity when it takes power in 2016.
Amama and Besigye first disagreed during The Democratic Alliance Summit in Bugolobi on who will carry the flag for a united opposition.
TDA then led a delegation to Kenya where the two principals still disagreed before Kenya opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
They once more met in London but never reached a conclusive deal during a meeting brokered by former UN chief, Kofi Annan.
On November 3 and 4, the duo will be nominated at Namboole as presidential candidates so they can face President Yoweri Museveni in 2016 general elections.