A delegation of diplomats from the Commonwealth umbrella are apparently in the country to institute talks that will put an end to the impending impasse between the sitting regime headed by Yower Tibuhaburwa Museveni and the opposition National Unity Platform party of Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
According to reliable sources, the delegation has tried to establish contacts in the NUP party camp tasking them to negotiate with Hon. Kyagulanyi and have him concede to round table talks with his political foe, Museveni. Suggestions by the commonwealth delegation indicated that Museveni appoints Kyagulanyi in the position of Vice Presidency as a sign that he is open to a unity sort of government.
Reacting on the development that has since left NUP supporters in total disarray, Joel Ssenyonyi who speaks on behalf of the Kyagulanyi faction acknowledged that they are indeed being approcahed for talks but he maintained that their position is abstinence from such engagements.
“We are not interested in talks with Museveni if the aim is to throw money here and there or positions. Him saying he will drive and meet us wherever we will be; we are not interested in such an arrangement that doesn’t involve all Ugandans,” Ssenyonyi said. “There are people who try to reach out but we have consistently said there is nothing personal between Kyagulanyi and Museveni that they have to iron out. These are matters of the country; so, if there is going to be any kind of talks, it must be by Ugandans and about Uganda,” he adds.
It should be recalled that during his speech to the clerics, Mr. Museveni too publicly rubbished mediation efforts saying he does not need a third party to guide him on how to govern the country. “I don’t want any mediation; everybody knows my address, I know the address of these opposition people, I can drive there and we talk. We don’t need any mediation; it’s an insult to tell me about mediation,” Museveni said.