Five Parties Join Hands To Change Gov't

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Opposition leaders from five political parties have once again formed a cooperation whose goal, they say, is to change government.

Opposition leaders from five political parties have once again formed a cooperation whose goal, they say, is to change government.
 
The five party leaders on Friday met at FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati. Democratic Party President Norbert Mao, Olara Otunnu of Uganda Peoples Congress, Michael Mabikke of Social Democratic Party and Asuman Basalirwa of Justice Forum joined their host Kiiza Besigye.
 
The group formed a joint political action committee comprising secretary generals of the five parties. Their role is to coordinate activities from the grassroots to the top level and communicate with the national and outside world.  Mao says their goal to change the government will be within the constitution and in exercise of their sovereignty.
 
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Mao adds that key decisions will be taken by the party leaders and the committee will coordinate the activities. This includes actions of defiance, resisting bad laws, and challenging abuse of judicial process among others for the sake of the citizens. They have also resolved to confront all the by elections collectively and find common ground and continue with consultations.
 
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The opposition party leaders also stressed the lack of will by President Yoweri Museveni to hold a meaningful national dialogue with the opposition and citizens of Uganda. Mao says their previous attempts to talk to him were thwarted by his manipulative process merely focused on a photographic opportunity. The opposition says they agreed on an agenda to which the President has resolved to sit on.
 
The opposition is convinced it has the support of the masses that are being deprived of their rights. Dr. Kiiza Besigye says if President Museveni was to fight them, he does not have the backing of the masses. He cites Luwero district that was a haven for Museveni in the war, adding that he burnt down the bush that he once hid in.
 
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They add that in order to get the full support of the masses, a mass education exercise will be carried out countrywide to show Ugandans that they are all facing the same challenges.