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Talks between Besigye and Museveni: A Dream or a Possibility

Every after an election in Uganda, the sane members of society have always suggested that the main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye and the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni meet for talks and strike a balance on how to take the country forward. Since every election in Uganda leaves the country more polarized than ever before, many argue that talks are the only way to bridge this polarity.

In neighbouring Kenya, Raila Odinga is always seen hand in hand with the ruling government of Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto. Is this possible in Uganda? Would Besigye show up freely when invited to government functions in Uganda?

Certain school of thoughts think that if Besigye were to honour an invitation from Museveni, many of his supporters would see this gesture as a sell-out. And as such, Besigye is a hostage of his fanatical base. He can’t afford to lose such a base that he’s built and sustained over years through such a gesture. Thus, the dialogue between Besigye and Museveni remains a dream too far, an almost impossibility…

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