Four time presidential contender for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change Party is still stuck with his now month old People’s Front for Transition pressure group. According to credible sources inside the blue corner, several of the 32 Members of Parliament subscribing to the FDC have declined to be part of Besigye’s front citing cluelessness.
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Many believe that Besigye does not have the mandate of the young generation who now constitute a majority in the country. “Without the goodwill of NUP and Bobi Wine who commands much influence amongst the youths, I see Besigye heading nowhere with his front,” an FDC MP from Eastern region told this newspaper. “Besigye’s time expired and this is something he has failed to admit. He cannot politically survive without Bobi Wine. It’s time for the new kid on the block (Bobi) to enjoy his stage,” he added.
Since its launch in October, the People’s Front for Transition has not exceeded the frontiers of social media where its sympathisers are seen confronting NUP supporters in a bid to coerce them into buying Besigye’s ideas. On the day of its launch, the PFT attracted mainly faded elderly opposition politicians who lost influence within their areas of operation. Pundits attribute the PFT’s stuntedness to the selection of its docile players like John Ken Lukyamuzi, Samuel Walter Lubega Mukaaku, Sulaiman Kidandala among others who are all political rejects having lost their respective legislative seats.
Meanwhile, the front is to yet again sanction a presser this Tuesday morning at the JEEMA head offices in Mengo, Kampala.