Former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye Kifefe and opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party President, Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, attended a high level summit on democracy.
The executive meeting of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA), à consortium of Centre right parties, took place in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Besigye is the sitting chairman of DUA and Vice Chairman of International Democratic Union (IDU).
The former presidential candidate met with Mr Christian Kattner, SG of IDU and Mr Colin Bloom of U.K. Conservatives at Ghana parliament on the sidelines of the summit.
He also met Lord Michael Ashcroft, IDU Treasurer and other IDU Executive members at the Parliament building in Accra, Ghana.
The summit hosted by a Government party [NPP] tackled and pushed for democracy and good governance on the African continent.
“IDU commits to democratic governance,” Besigye said.
Besigye has stood as a candidate in Uganda’s 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 in Uganda presidential elections, losing all of them.
He has always accused the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of rigging elections and subjecting Ugandans to bad governance.
International Democrat Union (IDU), a working association of over 80 Conservative, Christian Democrat and like-minded political parties of the centre and centre right, is Besigye’s hope for a democratic future on the continent.
Formed in 1983, the IDU provides a forum in which Parties holding similar beliefs can come together and exchange views on matters of policy and organisational interest, so that they can learn from each other, act together, establish contacts and speak with one strong voice to promote democracy and centre-right policies around the globe.
Founder Members of the IDU included Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, then US Vice-President George Bush Sr, Paris Mayor and later President of France Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and many other Party Leaders.