Opposition Presidential Candidates Sign a pact ahead of 2021 Polls
Five Opposition Presidential candidates signed a declaration of principles committing to principled collaboration before, during and after next year’s general elections yesterday at a unity in diversity conference at Hotel Africana in Kampala.
The candidates are; Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Norbert Mao of Democratic Party (DP), Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), Eng Patrick Amuriat of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Lt Gen (rtd) Henry Tumukunde, an independent.
The conference was convened by Dr Semogerere and attended by political, religious and cultural leaders who attended his peace award celebration on September 7.
In the pact, the candidates, through their representatives, committed to form a transitional coalition/government of national unity inclusive of all key change-seeking candidates and political leaders.
They also committed to immediately establish a common secretariat to work towards the realization of the principles in the declaration.
They declared collectively that their main goal is to provide Ugandans with a new political order and a government based on constitutionalism with a functioning multiparty system that will promote national unity, among other things.