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FDC holds consultative meeting amid unresolved Besigye, Amuriat wrangles

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwarts led by the party President Patrick Amuriat are holding a National Consultative Meeting ahead to the intra party elections. The elections were scheduled to take place from July 17 to 20.

According to Boniface Toterebuka Bamwenda, the elections have since been postponed to a later date. The FDC members were supposed to elect Village/ Cell branches, parish/ ward chiefs across the country.

The meeting is among others aimed at redirecting members to the core values of the party. Ssemujju Nganda, the party spokesperson said the party leadership has the duty to cause the return of every party member. Many of them are stranded where they are. We must also make everybody who is a leader and member of FDC comfortable.

“Internal elections help political parties renew themselves. Unfortunately, our internal elections, which provide an opportunity to present ourselves, again, are being selfishly bungled,” he said at Nsambya Sharing Hall.

The meeting comes at a time when there are intra party fights. The fights originate from led by Budadiri West MP Nandala Mafabi and the party president Patrick Amuriat. The two are accused of declining to remit 50% of all the income to districts to implement the resolutions and popularizing the party.

There is also an ongoing battle between the Amuriat and the former party President Dr Kizza Besigye. Besigye accuses Amuriat of getting money from unknown source to finance his campaigns. In tandem, Amuriat asked Besigye to table the source of the $400,000 he gave to Nandala Mafabi ahead of the 2021 elections.

According to a source, the party launched an investigation and the report is ready to be tabled about the accession between the two FDC stalwarts.

“At the time of tabling the report, Besigye had flown out to the US so we were waiting for him to return. The Report was scheduled to be released to FDC top leadership earlier this month,” the sources said.

The source claimed that Besigye is trying to push Amuriat out of the race for the party presidential elections for the lord mayor Ssalongo Eria Lukwago. The worst thing about Besigye is that he wants to dominate the party even when he is out of the leadership positions. He claims to be one of the founding members of FDC but is not. If he is, let him table proof. He is none of them.” he said.

The source said you can’t see Amuriat and Besigye in one place because the two are on different agenda.

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