Kwarikunda Mbareeba has been elected unopposed as the new Rukiga District Forum
for Democratic Change (FDC) party Chairperson.
was elected on Tuesday during the district and sub-county party leaders
conference in Katungu, Mparo Town Council. The meeting was presided over by
Jack Crissy Sabiti, the party’s National Chairman of the Elderly Council and
former Rukiga County Member of Parliament.
replaces Medard Ensinikweri who in July defected to the National Resistance
Movement (NRM) party. Ensinikweri defected together with his wife Christine
Kamusiime accusing the party of failing to fulfill its mission of taking over
power for many years.
that they received instructions from the party’s Secretary-General, Nandala
Mafabi to have all vacant positions filled. Sabitti says that Kwarikunda
is reliable and will mobilize party supporters in the district.
promised to unite all party members and also discuss ways on how to
economically work together to achieve economic independence among party members
as opposed to people who cross to parties for money.
FDC has been
struggling to compete and win seats in Rukiga district. In the 2016 general
elections, Sabitti lost to NRM’s Hebert Kabafunzaki as Rukiga County Member of
In the 2021
general elections, Stephen Nebye Rutaro, the FDC candidate was defeated by an Independent
candidate Roland Ndyomugyeni Bish for the Rukiga County seat while Michael
Kwarikunda Mbareeba lost to NRM’s Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere for the LCV