Speaking to top officials in Acholi, FDC party president Patrick Amuriat has revealed that Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye will have the party’s blessing if he decides to contest for Presidency in 2021.
I must say that Should Dr. Kizza Besigye offer himself, then there will be no election because that is the position agreed by the top executive.Patrick Oboi Amuriat
“Should he decide that he is not going to run, then there will be candidates for the presidency of the FDC. We will not allow Mr. Museveni to have a free ride to victory in 2021,” continued Mr. Amuriat.
This revelation was made at the reiteration of the 18th and 19th of August as new dates for picking nominations forms for presidential aspirants on the party ticket, with the forms to be returned expected to be returned on 25th and 26th August, and campaigns to follow thereafter.
This comes at a time when it is unclear if Dr. Besigye will be on the ballot for the fifth time after he artfully maneuvered a TV Show’s question pinning him to answer whether he would contest for the presidency. Kizza Besigye was a presidential candidate in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 presidential elections.