By Henry D Gombya in The Hague – Netherland
Ugandans meeting in the Netherlands at the weekend have resolved to campaign against having Yoweri Museveni’s name being placed on the ballot papers for the 2016 general elections. At a conference organised by the Uganda Diaspora Netherlands (UDN), it was resolved that efforts are going to be made to have all organisations opposed to Yoweri Museveni’s 27 years in power to work together so as to direct all their attention to making sure Yoweri Museveni steps down when his current term ends in 2016.
Leading the campaign for electoral reform and joint efforts to make sure Ugandans are not cheated out of victory again when President Museveni’s term of office ends in February 2016, are Prof Eric Kashambuzi, who leads the opposition Uganda Democratic Union in New York, and also a veteran Ugandan diplomat, former Buganda Prime Minister Dan Muliika and Bishop Emeritus Dr Zac Niringiye.
While these are the public names the organisers want the world to know, Dr Niringiye said a campaign to resolve the Ugandan problem was started about three years ago and that it has now hit momentum with several Ugandans signing on to get involved in bringing about real fundamental change in Uganda.