One of Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s closest aides, and also the former secretary for defence at the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Salim Angoliga vehemently castigated Dr. Besigye’s bid to capture power. Addressing a News Conference on Friday 23rd October Angoliga said the public should take care when making their discussion regarding the candidature of his former ally Dr. Besigye.
Angoliga who has worked with Dr. Besigye for the last 15 years says the efforts by the FDC flag bearer to capture power will not yield results. The 62-year-old Angoliga who claims to have no intentions of crossing from the FDC party says that Besigye has no clear plans for the future of this nation. Distancing himself from supporting Besigye as the leading opposition flag bearer Angoliga said he does not support Amama Mbabazi either. When asked about the way forward for the political opposition, Angoliga claimed that it was his obligation to explain to the Nation that opposition has a huge task to identify the right presidential candidate. He further dismissed reports that he was crossing to the NRM party following promises of a hefty package including a ministerial post.
Meanwhile the political assistant to Dr. Kizza Besigye, Francis Mwijukye said that Angoliga should be ignored since the 2nd September FDC Delegates conference rejected him when he contested for the position of Secretary for Security, Defence and Internal affairs on grounds that he was spying on the party. Mwijukye says that Angoliga has no moral authority to denounce Dr. Besigye since he got only 15 votes of the 1000 as compared to Besigye’s 800 votes at the recently concluded FDC delegates’ conference.