Patrick Oboi Amuriat

The President of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Patrick Amuriat Oboi has declared his bid to run for presidency in the 2021 general elections.

Amuriat announced that he will be picking nomination forms for the FDC Presidential flag bearer. This comes after they failed to convince former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye to carry the Party flag in the 2021 elections.

“I have this day of 17th August, 2020 taken a conscious decision to offer myself as candidate for President of Uganda. For this to happen I must subject myself to the internal selection process of my party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC),” Amuriat said in a statement.

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“Accordingly I will be picking and completing the FDC forms for Expression of Interest tomorrow Wednesday 19th August, 2020 at 10:30 am and returning Nomination forms on 26th August, 2020 at 11 am. I count on you all to offer prayers and all forms of support as I make this journey to become the highest ranking servant of this country.”

He last week party spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda said that should Besigye accept to be the party’s presidential flag bearer then he will be endorsed as a sole candidate, but in the event that he doesn’t take up the mantle, then other candidates who offer themselves will go through internal elections as enshrined in the party’s constitution.

Amuriat is the FDC Party President having won elections on 24th November 2017, in the FDC 7th National Delegates Conference that was held at Mandela National Stadium, becoming the Third (3) President after Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu (November 2012-November 2017) and Dr. Kizza Besigye (2005 – November 2012).