Democratic Party’s Matthias Mpuuga has set conditions for which the opposition party will support Amama Mbabazi in 2016 general elections.
“My mobilisation for Mbabazi will be based on his commitment agreement on Buganda issues,” Mpuuga said while attending the DP Buganda meeting held at Sharing Hall Nsambya on Wednesday.
At the same meeting, Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze, asked Mbabazi to commit to Buganda issues if he needs their support in the coming elections.
Mpuuga said he had nothing against FDC presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, who he left to support Mbabazi.
“I want to tell my friend Besigye that my support for Mbabazi is based on the same principles on which I supported him,” Mpuuga said.
He clarified: “DP owes no body an apology for supporting Mbabazi.”
A DP elder, Damiano Lubega, urged party members to accept the decision to back Mbabazi saying he had a chance to deliver the opposition from President Museveni’s “autocratic rule”.
“There are no permanent enemies in politics,” Lubega said.
The leaders took the advice of the elder and endorsed Amama for president.
At the same event, Michael Mabikke, was declared the interim TDA-Go Forward coalition spokesperson.
Mabikke told members that Mbabazi has an elaborate plan not only to win the presidency but also majority seats in parliament and local governments.
He said Kampala will close as Mbabazi is being nominated.
“Go Forward is mobilising for a 2 million people to march through the capital Kampala during the nomination,” Mabikke said.
Mbabazi, according to the electoral commission, will be nominated on November 3, 2015.