The party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists this morning at their party headquarters in Kampala that the 86 member committee headed by the party President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi will convene at the party headquarters on Friday this week.
The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called for an
emergency National Executive Committee-NEC meeting to discuss the police
brutality targeting their party members, students and journalists.
Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists this morning at their party
headquarters in Kampala that the 86 member committee headed by the party President,
Patrick Amuriat Oboi will convene at the party headquarters on Friday this
The meeting comes days after police blocked a
seminar organised by FDC at Namboole stadium on November 4th, 2019. Police
accused the organisers of ignoring its guidance to conduct the seminar inside
the stadium and tried to hold it outside.
scuffle broke out when the FDC members decided
to drive to their headquarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road. Police used
teargas and water cannons to stop the FDC party members. The FDC founding
president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye was almost throwing out of his vehicle when he was
splashed with water.
Ssemujju says police acts of brutality are meant to break
opposition politicians physically and eliminate them. He says NEC will come up with solutions on how to operate in
such an environment.
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Ssemujju adds that the team will also take a decision on what
to do with police officers involved in brutalizing their members. These include
Rashid Agero who was captured on camera spraying Besigye’s vehicle with
Ssemujju says they have also identified officers who arrested
FDC women league members who had staged a protest at the party offices on November
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Amidst uncertainly of conducting any successful major
activity, FDC is planning to commemorate 15 years of existence at Namboole
parking space next month. Ssemujju says the ceremony is aimed at reinvigorating
Uganda’s leading political party.
Over 10,000 FDC leaders and members from all over the country
are expected to attend. FDC will then unveil a vigorous programme that will
guide the final push against the current government. Ssemujju says FDC has
written to police and copied to the Prime Minister and the Internal Affairs