The Forum for Democratic Change party leaders say they are unapologetic regarding their decision to decline working with the National Unity Platform party. These comments have been made by the party secretary general Nandala Mafabi who says as FDC, their agenda is divergent from the one NUP may be pursuing.
“We are not here to work with the opposition of NUP. We want a real opposition not like the one NUP has. Our party FDC is a national party, not a regional party like NUP,” Mafabi says. “Some of those NUP people are opposition during day and in the night they become something different,” he adds.
The National Unity Platform party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi however says there are some FDC leaders who have already reached out to them to devise means of how they can work together in different aspects. “Of course not everyone in FDC is against unity,” Ssenyonyi says. “We have some members who have already reached out to us. You know, some people in FDC are still not at peace with the fact that Ugandans chose a new player to lead the struggle. But we know, with time they will heal and come to us for unity,” he adds.