The President of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Patrick Amuriat Oboi has picked nomination forms to compete for Party presidential flag bear in the 2021 general elections.
Accompanied by his supporters, Mr. Amuriat picked was received by Mr. Toteremuka Bamwenda, the FDC Party electoral commission Chairperson. He picked nomination forms amidst cheers, chanting and jubilations. He is expected to pay Shs 5million.
He is expected to traverse throughout the country to get 20 signatures from party delegates among other requirements before returning the nomination forms.
In his remarks, Amuriat pledged to carry the party flag and win the 2021 presidential elections. “You have always criticized me but I want to press you in the right place as I seek to lead this country,” he said.
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).