The return of Kizza Besigye to the political frontline in Uganda to lead a new pressure group called The Front for Transition, was snubbed by ... the main opposition party National Unity Platform (NUP) of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. The new party has upped suspicion among Wine supporters, but has also reignited debate of what has been the main problem bedevilling opposition parties in Uganda. And the problem is disunity.
Although he has not officially declared his interest in the Presidency, aides close to Fayemi confirmed that he will most likely join the Presidential race. Fayemi has already been endorsed by the Ekiti State House of Assembly and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
When asked in March if he would contest, he simply said, “I don’t know any serious minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have – in spite of the challenges – that will not give it a shot, but we are not there yet.”