As the struggle for change continues in Uganda, opposition political party leaders have inaugurated a pressure group dubbed People’s Front for Transition (PFT) that will seek to push long serving Museveni out of power.
The inauguration took place at the Jeema headquarters in Mengo in Kampala on Thursday as a four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye was endorsed to lead activities of the pressure group whereas Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and FDC president Patrick Amuriat will deputize Besigye.
While making his remarks, Dr. Besigye said the opposition has to take a pragmatic approach in removing Museveni who has captured the entire country “this time let’s put the words into action, We must all come together and fight against captivity in this country” said Besigye.
He further said there is a serious Crisis in the country which requires immediate action from all stakeholders “We must fight the crisis in this country since independence” said Besigye.
Besigye says the formation will conduct several activities in pursuit of change with a robust consultation process first on agenda.
Other opposition figures in attendance where former Legislators Mike Mabike, Walter Mukaku, Ken Lukyamuzi, former presidential candidate Joseph Elton Mabirizi among others.
Jeema president Hon Asuman Basalirwa didn’t attend the inauguration of the pressure group albeit being held at his party headquarters. Meanwhile, the National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu was not present at the launch neither any NUP party official.