The Social Democratic Party has today joined the Inter party Coalition, a group of leading opposition political parties aimed at giving a joint challenge to President Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Movement in the 2011 general elections.
SDP President Michael Mabikke who is the MP for Makindye East said his party had decided to support a joint opposition effort in order to a have a better chance of uprooting the current regime.
The President of Uganda People’s Congress, Dr. Olara Otunu, Forum for Democratic Change Vice President, Salaam Musumba, Conservative party president Ken Lukyamuzi and JEEMA President Asuman Basalirwa witnessed the function today where Mabikke signed to work with the Inter party Coalition.
He said his party will mobiles for the Inter party Coalition and campaign for joint opposition candidates in the forth coming Uganda elections.
This leaves his parent party, the Democratic party as the only key opposition party yet to join the Inter party coalition. DP President General vowed on the weekend the DP will not join the opposition coalition which he says is a ploy to put all other parties under the FDC.
But UPC’s Olara Otunu today appealed to Mao to join the opposition coalition arguing that all opposition parties currently need each other to put up a real challenge to the current National Resistance Movement government.
Another breakaway faction of the Democratic Party led by Dr. Lulume Bayiga also recently announced it is will support the Inter party coalition, making Mao more politically isolated as he prepares for his biggest political career events.