The President of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been named the Party presidential flag bearer in the 2021 general elections.
He was confirmed by Mr. Toteremuka Bamwenda, the FDC Party electoral commission Chairperson after Wasswa Biriggwa opted out of Presidential flag bearer race during the National Council which convened at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi.
Eng. Patrick Amuriat pledged to play his part in the forthcoming presidential election where he hopes to oust the incumbent president Museveni from power.
Amuriat became the FDC Party President having won elections on 24th November 2017, in the party’s 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).
“Thank you for welcoming me as the president of the FDC and as the presidential flag bearer. I came here for nothing but to add on what my predecessors have done towards taking the presidential leadership of this country,” he said.
He applauded Leaders from various districts and that party headquarters who have accorded him support since he assumed the presidential leadership of the party.
“I remember Semujju Nganda was the chief campaigner of Gen Mugisha Muntu, Now the founder of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party in 2017. When the elections were done and I was declared the winner, Semujju came to me and said since you are the new party president, I am here and ready to serve my party,” Amuriat said.
He said that he will not watch on as the ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) enslave deprived Ugandans as it did in the just concluded NRM primaries.
“We are this time changing the tone, 2021 elections is not the same cup of tea that Museveni has been grabbing over the years,” he said adding that starting from tomorrow, he will traverse all over the country seeking signatures for a head of presidential nominations.
He decried state machinery deployed to cramp down the opposition parties in the country.