People’s Front versus NUP: A battle for Opposition supremacy?

Leaders of six Opposition political parties recently unveiled a new political pressure group, People’s Front for Transition, to expand the frontier in their fight to oust President Museveni. PHOTO / ABUBAKER LUBOWA

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  • Months after President Museveni was sworn in to extend his rule since 1986, the Opposition, which is now led by the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, seemed to be in disarray on how best they would confront the regime. But last week, the unveiling of a loose political coalition called the People’s Front for Transition once again compounded the equation, writes Derrick Kiyonga. 

On the evening of October 6, in what would appear to be a choreographed move, several social media accounts of supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party shared a letter from Conservative Party leader John Ken Lukyamuzi, one of FDC founding president Kizza Besigye’s longest and staunchest Opposition allies.  

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