As 2021 comes closer, the newly formed Grand People’s Coalition will see a joint presidential candidate of the 2021 general elections endorsed by the Democratic Party Bloc leader, Norbert Mao and Alliance for National Transformation leader, Gen Mugisha Muntu.
According to the resolutions arrived at, the new coalition is expected to run under the slogan People Power Our Power under which all opposition parties will be represented for elective positions in the country.
The coalition is expected to be a platform that will lead to the existence of a government of national unity after overthrowing the regime government.
Mao stated DP has a big role in the history of Uganda including safeguarding the rule of law, constitutionalism and Human rights.
However, Gen. Muntu noted that the Alliance for National Transformation is ready to adopt an initiative that’s directed towards change in this nation pledging that ANT will always be available in matters concerning the change process.
The Grand People’s Coalition agreed to front one candidate against the incumbent, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the 2021 ballot in their struggle for change in Uganda.
“that we should bend over backwards to make sure that everybody is on board. because this struggle does not belong to any of us, it’s the struggle of the people of uganda. if we manage to persuade ugandans that there’s a better way, then we shall remember this room and people will say it looked like a joke,” mao stated.
Reffering to the guidelines Asuman stated that the only way to beat Museveni at his game is to come together and support each other adding that there is need to support those that have already declared intentions to challenge Museveni and the position that they have already taken is clear.
Among other things the Grand People’s coalition will correct mistakes committed earlier under the Democratic alliance leading to the 2016 general elections.
“we understand the challenges that are facing the country, in terms of our commitment, cooperation at the alliance, as we have been briefing dp leadership, jeema as well as people power consistently,” mao said.
“and we know some of you have fought for it, sometimes you have followed causes that turned out to be lost causes, but you have not given up. you simply said well i think my part in this story is over, let it continue the way others want it to go and then you go on the correct path,” muntu noted.
In their resolution, the grand People’s Coalition will have three structures, a pentagon at the top, secretariat in the middle and the legal at the bottom with membership entitled to a political party, citizens transformation, eminent persons, students among others.