In a meeting that ended Thursday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, a committee constituted by the party National Executive Committee-NEC Vetted Nyanjura for speaker and Doreen Sabuka for deputy speaker.
The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has nominated Makerere
University Councillor Doreen Nyanjura as flag bearers for the position of
Speaker and DepuKampala Capital City Authority-KCCA.
The November 2019 amendments of the KCCA Act introduce the positions of
speakers and deputy speakers at KCCA and the five divisions of Kampala.
In a meeting that ended Thursday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, a
committee constituted by the party National Executive Committee-NEC Vetted
Nyanjura for speaker and Doreen Sabuka for deputy speaker.
The party had scheduled Monday 17th for the NEC to vote the flag
bearer. However, the party electoral commission boss Boniface Toterebuka,
said that there will be no voting since the two were unopposed.
However, FDC might not be the only candidate from that party to contest for the
position of speaker. Abubakar Kawalya, the councillor Lubaga South has
Kawalya, despite filling the form on the FDC ticket declined to be nominated on
He says that he will contest even without blessings from his
Out of 32 councillors at KCCA, 18 are members of the FDC. However, they
have failed to agree on a single candidate.
In December FDC caucus voted for Kawalya in an election that
Nyanjura distanced herself from saying caucus had no authority to convene an
It is then that FDC opted to take charge of the process something
that has not been the practice. Initially, caucus could take decisions on whom
to represent the party in any local government election.
Some members of the caucus like Lubaga South's Ismail Ddamba have vowed to reject
a candidate imposed on them.
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Makindye West Councillor Umar Kajumba Kafeero also says
that FDC should not decide for the councillors. He says he is ready to go
against the decision of the FDC and vote for a candidate of his choice.
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Nakawa I Councillor Moses Mugisha Okwera asked all FDC Councillors to vote for
party flag bearers.