By Najibu Mulema
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of OXFAM also wife to Dr. Kizza Besigye a four time presidential candidate has clarified that she Will accept if endorsed for presidency in Uganda in the next presidential elections scheduled for 2021.
Winnie Byanyima is Executive Director of Oxfam International. She is a leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building. She served eleven years in the Ugandan Parliament, and has served at the African Union Commission and as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Program. She co-founded the 60-member Global Gender and Climate Alliance and chaired a UN task force on gender aspects of the Millennium Development Goals, and on climate change.
Byanyima says she has the necessary skills to do a good job as president.
In August this year Watchdog reported how Forum for Democratic Change( FDC) had finalized strategies to replace Dr Kizza Besigye with his wife Winnie Byanyima as the party thinks that Winnie is a natural replacement for Besigye to run against President Yoweri Museveni who they suspect will return in 2021, or anyone else.
Now the assertion is becoming a reality. Although she has a job that bars her from participating in partisan politics , Winnie is much willing to forego her position in OXFAM.