By Mariam Namakula
People’s Front for Transition (PFT) is currently the newest opposition coalition launched last week, however, it is now asked why leading political opposition party National Unity Platform is not represented.
While appearing on a televised interview on Monday, National Unity Platform NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi responded to the party’s critics saying that NUP’s decision to think before joing the front was guided by the agenda and not mere joining any coalition that comes.
Ssenyonyi says as NUP they are always willing to work hand in hand with different fronts provided the agenda was the same, removing Museveni.
Senyonyi recalls the time they were working with the people’s government led by Kizza Besigye . They were not part of the front but they cooperated, according to Senyonyi.
He adds, however, that they should not be part of every coaltion that emerges.
FDC party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat says that even if NUP doesn’t join the front, they were ready, together with other political parties, to get the struggle rolling.
Kizza Besigye, on the other hand, has expressed his willingness to continue talking to NUP members especially its principal Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu so that the NUP is attracted to PFT.
According to Dr. Besigye and others, PFT’s main aim is to remove the current president, so as to restore democracy and rule of law in Uganda.
They want all Ugandans to be concerned and, to, get involved in the struggle to remove president Museveni whom they say has overstayed in power. Political analysts say it will be blundering if NUP bows to pressure and joins the queue that other political parties are in now, there in Besigye’s PFT.