Political transition in this nation, according to Minister of Gender, Labor, and Social Development Betty Amongi, is impossible without the support of President Museveni.
Amongi urged all political parties to develop a transition agenda for the conversation with president Museveni , if they wanted to see the success of this endeavor.
“We need a transition. This transition can’t happen without President Museveni. Once you realize that, we will say ANT, DP, FDC, and NUP, can an agenda be crafted to discuss with President Museveni?” she queried.
Amongi emphasized that the subject of an engagement or dialogue on the matter should be given top priority if Ugandans want to see their country advance in terms of transition.
“In 2016, when I was told by the people where I come from that I must support H.E Museveni, they said they were scared of messages coming from a certain section of the opposition that might lead us into another war. We don’t want to go back to war,” she said.
In order to continue debating the transition, Amongi claimed that Museveni’s stability is necessary. She added that while many on the side of democracy anticipated turbulence following the election, there has actually been a great deal of stability.
The FDC national chairman, Ambassador Wasswa Birigwa, responded by saying that while this would have been a fine concept, there is no equal playing field in Ugandan politics.
“Ugandans need change. We need to talk about how to achieve the transition of power, not what is happening between Museveni and his son. That is succession. They (NRM) are bankrupt as far as ideas are concerned. This country is stuck. To get out of this mud, we need to start a transition process,” he noted.