In Uganda, the People Power’s movement led by Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine has joined forces with the country’s former military officer who is also the leader of Leadership of the People’s Government, Dr. Kizza Besigye in a mission to oust President Yoweri Museveni who has ruled the country for 33 years now.

Besigye and Bobi Wine

According to the Independent, this has been contained in a joint statement signed by both Besigye and Kyagulanyi following a meeting on Monday.

The Independent reports that the two sides have agreed that they are on the same mission to free Uganda from dictatorship and oppression.

“We agreed that despite belonging to different formations/fronts, we must all work together as partners on the same mission,” reads the statement.

The two leaders call on their supporters, members and leaders to focus their energy and resources towards expediting the end of president, Museveni’s rule and building a free and democratic society.

“We agreed and commit ourselves not to engage in conduct, which creates disharmony and undue to collision among the forces of change, and to always act in a manner that reflects togetherness and comradeship,” the statement read.

The statement singles out violations including unlawful arrests, detention and torture and unlawful blocking of legitimate activities, violently breaking up of meetings and functions and blocking media engagements.

“To this end, we agreed to jointly resist all violations against our freedoms of speech, assembly, movement and conscious.” 

There has been a heated exchange between the supporters of the People’s Government and People Power Movement especially on social media.

People power supporters have been piling pressure on Dr. Kiiza, the four time presidential candidate to give way for Bobi Wine on account of his popular support among young voters.

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ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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