Will talk, won’t talk: Inside the secret push for dialogue between Museveni, Besigye
Monday April 10 2017
There is a new push for dialogue between Uganda’s President Yoweri Museven (right) and the opposition Forum for Democratic Change Kizza Besigye. PHOTOS | FILE
In 2001, the two men faced off in an election that, to this day, remains memorable for the violence and malpractices that came to define it.
After three more disputed elections, the contest between President Museveni and Dr Besigye has come to define the political contest in Uganda.
The latest attempt to broker dialogue between the two men carries hope, not just for rapprochement between the two principals, but perhaps a wider realignment of the political culture in Uganda.
Technical teams in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change and the ruling National Resistance Movement have been quietly exchanging memoranda to work out details, in what a source calls “talks about the talks.”