Speaking at their offices on Katonga Road in Kampala this morning, Lukwago said the party National Executive Committee meeting that sat last week agreed on the roadmap that will not only see the party getting new leaders but also carry out country-wide tours.
A faction of the Forum for Democratic
Change-FDC party led by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has issued
its electoral roadmap that will culminate in the election of new party leaders.
Speaking at their offices on Katonga Road in Kampala this morning, Lukwago said the party National Executive
Committee meeting that sat last week agreed on the roadmap that will not only
see the party getting new leaders but also carry out country-wide tours.
Lukwago said that they intend to write to the police to notify them about their planned activities and added that they don’t expect the police to disrupt these meetings in whatever
way because FDC is a registered political party which has a right to operate
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Lukwago reiterated that the delegates’ conference that
is being organized by the Najjanankumbi faction led by the party president Patrick
Amuriat Oboi and Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi is illegal because it
wasn’t sanctioned by the party Chairman Wasswa Birigwa.
He said he expects
the court this week to issue an injunction stopping it because it’s at variance
with the FDC constitution.
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Lukwago also said that they are going to meet with FDC
eminent persons to see how to rejuvenate the party adding that many national leaders are distressed with what is going on in FDC.
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Meanwhile, Michael Kabaziguruka, the head of the Electoral
Commission of the FDC said all plans have been laid out that will culminate in
the holding of a Delegates’ Conference in March next year.
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According to the roadmap, elections will kick off on December
9 with the election of leaders from the village to the district. There will
then be a national Delegates’ Conference on March 15, 2024, that will elect
national leaders of the party.
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Chairman of the Electoral Commission at the Najjanankumbi-based faction of FDC Boniface
Toterebuka Bamwenda has also announced that the FDC National Executive Commitee elections will take place
on October 6, at Patidar Samaj Sports Ground Lugogo with an expected
number of 1,271 voters.
He said the voters, election observers and other
persons shall be accredited at the party headquarters on Thursday 5 October from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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the categories of voters invited as District Chairpersons, General Secretaries, Secretaries for Publicity and Mobilization, Women league
Chairpersons and Youth Secretaries while at the constituency level Chairpersons
and General Secretaries of whom one must be a female were invited.
“As the party
electoral commission, we are prepared for this election with maximum respect for
the FDC electoral guidelines and the party constitutions,” said Toterebuka.
He added that
elections shall take place in all vacant positions and that successful
candidates will be expected to serve in respect of the party constitution till
the end of their term in 2028.
On whether he can deliver a free and fair
election being that some party members who were against the election have
accused him of being impartial, Toterebuka said that his record isn’t
questionable and can never work under anyone’s influence.
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Speaking at the
same press briefing, the party deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo scoffed at
those against the process and threatened to sue the party electoral commission
chairman. He said if they are unable to find Toterebuka to serve him with any
court documents, he is available to show them to him.
The FDC descended into chaos after a section of the party accused the top leaders of pocketing
money given to them by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The disagreement has
since led to the division of the part with the Katonga faction holding an extraordinary delegates’ conference that suspended both Amuriat and Nandala as
president and secretary general respectively.