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Kasese Opposition political leaders speaks out on move to form a coalition

By Zalimon Basighalha (Goodluck)

Some opposition political leaders in Kasese district have reacted on a decision by the top opposition political leaders in Uganda to form a coalition.

On Monday while at a press conference in Kampala, leaders from the main opposition political parties including Col. (Rtd) Dr. Kiiza Besigye of the FDC and Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the NUP Principal agreed to join their forces as they explore new strategies of regime change.

Other opposition leaders were Asuman Basalirwa, the President of Jeema and Saddam Gayira, the President of People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

The coalition comes after a number of by-elections including that of the Kayunga District L. C V Chairperson and the parliamentary races in Omoro County and Soroti East where the opposition has been losing to NRM and later accuse the ruling party of allegedly getting involved in some election irregularities.

According to the opposition leaders, their coalition will be ladder for them to win the remaining parliamentary by-elections including that of Busongora County South in Kasese, Gogonyo County in Pallisa and Bukimbiri County in Kisoro.

Now, a section of opposition players across Kasese district has acknowledged the coalition’s move, adding that it will go a long way to help their opposition candidates realize victory in the remaining by-elections.

Mr. Ernest Kasoke, the Coordinator for “Team Silhuhwere,” a campaign slogan for Hon. Jackson Mbaju Kathika, the NUP aspiring candidate in the Busongora County South parliamentary by-election however observes need for the political parties to carryout thorough ground research and come up with findings as they choose an opposition sole candidate in a bid to achieve their goal.

But Engineer Ronald Bwambale Kabuku, the FDC Chief Mobiliser in Kasese district who also doubles as the Team leader for the FDC flag bearer in the Busongora County South by-election says the move can only be achieved if the general public impresses it.

Bryans Basisa, the Kasese District NUP Chairperson and also the Coordinator for the Rwenzori Region, describes the idea as a smart move that will push Uganda to another level.

He, however, appeals to the FDC members especially those in Kasese district to consider their NUP aspiring candidate in the forthcoming by-election the same way NUP supported the FDC candidate in the recently concluded Soroti East by-election.

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