The ideology of the United forces of Change looks to be more of a myth than a reality after the National Unity Platform on Sunday celebrated poaching over 40 members of FDC and dragging them to Kamwokya.
Among the top harvests is Mr. Buwembo Habib who was a NEC member in FDC until his resignation on January 12th 2023. He also contested as a member of parliament for Lubaga South in the January 2016 polls where he lost to comedian Kato Lubwama.
Buwembo claimed a lack of transparency and accountability in FDC prompted his exit, noting that he was ready to work under NUP of Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine.
He refuted the allegations that he joined NUP to gain political momentum to run for Rubaga South constituency, saying that he just joined the party to give support in fighting to ensure that president Museveni is dislodged.
Last year, opposition bigwigs in Uganda including Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and Dr. Kizza Besigye vowed that 2023 would the year to work together to ensure change.
Kyagulanyi, who is also the president of the National Unity Platform, said nothing would demoralize the change-seeking Ugandans under their umbrella United Forces of Change, and called upon all opposition supporters to come together and fight for change.
However, the defection of FDC members to NUP is seen by many people as likely to jeopardize efforts at a united opposition working toward a common goal.