The President of the Forum for Democratic Change Party-FDC Eng.
Patrick Oboi Amuriat has asked party supporters to boycott next week’s swearing-in
ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni.
Amuriat also said that the day shouldn't be recognized as a public holiday but
any other day for Ugandans.
Speaking at the party
headquarters in Najjanakumbi, Amuriat said that taking part in the celebrations
will be legitimizing an election that was marred by irregularities.
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Amuriat, just like the other presidential candidates turned down
the invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
He says the struggle to liberate Uganda is not over and asked
Muslims to fight for change but also use this time of fasting to pray for their
nation to be set free from the current leadership.
Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also called upon change
seekers to continue fighting to liberate Uganda. He says Uganda is under siege
by a President who has held onto power for 35 years. But, that they shall not
settle until Uganda has been liberated and taken back to the rightful owners,
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The City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura said that although
there was a political wave that affected the performance of the party in the
just-concluded election, she was glad that many FDC members were strong enough
to stick to the agenda of ousting Museveni out of power.