National Resistance Movement flag bearer Yoweri Museveni may attend the presidential debate organised by Inter-Religious Council, EagleOnline has learnt. According to reliable information one of Mr. Museveni’s handlers says the President could make a surprise appearance for the debate that will take place tomorrow at Serena Conference center.
“It is not true that Museveni has publically said he will not attend but because of the busy schedule with campaigns, he was none committal about the debate. So, do not rule him out as yet,” the President’s handler told this website.
President Museveni had earlier said that he is mobile with his mouth and brain and that he would attend the debate if “there is time.”
Meanwhile, FDC Flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye who had earlier pulled out of the debate was convinced by the Chairman of the Elders’ Forum, Justice James Ogoola and has made a comeback. Justice Ogoola met Dr Besigye today morning at Mbale and subsequently, Dr Besigye held a press briefing in Budaka announcing his return to the highly anticipated presidential debate that will be hosted by BBC journalists Allan Kasujja and Nancy Kacungira.
Justice Ogoola has also stated that none of the presidential candidates has written to him officially turning the offer to debate.