A section of opposition politicians last week launched the PTF, saying they will use the new front to oust president Museveni from power. They also claimed they will be able to accomplish this mission before 2026.
After analysts and the public criticized the group, it finally broke the silence yesterday on why NUP is not part of the cause.
Besigye said NUP failed to decide on whether to join the group after its members had been extensively consulted.
He further maintained that the front does not intend to carry out any actions without other forces of change, calling on others to join the platform.
‘’We must discuss the crisis in the country, not who should lead the struggle. The debate should be about the crisis Uganda faces. My view is that we need a grand reset. We must have a transition from this chaotic junta and restructure the country to go ahead,’’ he said.
Besigye said he personally engaged NUP leaders all the way to the top. Apparently, he told them what the agenda of the group is.
However, he said some of the top leaders at the National Unity Platform were receptive to what the group is doing.
On the contrary though, the NUP spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said the party never received an invite to be part of the PFT.
He also noted that as NUP, they have no issues with the new front. They could be part of it in the due course.
‘’Any effort towards the progress of the struggle is welcome. We don’t have to be part of the new group in writing, we should be united in purpose,’’ Ssenyonyi said.
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