Besigye to contest for president in 2016
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party secretary for information, Toterebuka Bamwenda has announced that the current party president, Col. Kiiza Besigye, who has unsuccessfully contested for president thrice, will give it another try in 216.
Toterebuka says that the ongoing election of the party president will not stop Col. Besigye from being the party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections. Toterebuka says that Besigye is the FDC top goal scorer whom the party cannot afford to miss.
The FDC constitution provides that on a national presidential candidate, any party member, and not just the party president, can be its presidential candidate as long as that person has been seconded by the party members in a national delegate’s conference.
If Besigye contests for president in 2016, it would be his fourth time of appearing the presidential race. Besigye lost the first three presidential bids to NRM’s Gen. Museveni Kaguta.