Following the declaration of interest to take over the party’s top most job by Besigye’s close ally Moses Byamugisha in the next elections, friction has started bouncing in Uganda’s leading opposition party.
Byamugisha who made the declaration after a thanksgiving ceremony hosted at his residence in Namugongo, Kampala where hundreds turned up to show their support insists that the party now need a young blood to lead the team that will force Museveni back to Rwakitura.
The 35 year old becomes the second FDC official to proclaim his quest for the job after his boss, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu.
Muntu assumed office in 2012 after a hotly contested race which saw his rival Hon Nandala Mafabi dispute results and called for an independent election audit.
Byamugisha said he comes to represent a faction of young people who are the majority supporters of the party but deliberately been denied an equal share of representation in leadership at all levels in the country.
He added that he enters the race with clear conscious that an election isn’t a possible channel to remove the current regime leader Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
He is currently the forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Youth Mobiliser.