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FDC presidential campaigns: Candidates arrive in London to solicit votes

Dr Kizza Besigye and Gen Mugisha Muntu are among the guests expected to grace the event. File photo.



Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) senior members are arriving in Leeds, United Kingdom, to attend the UK chapter convention.

During this year’s convention, candidates vying for the party presidency will use the platform to solicit votes from the voters in the Diaspora.

Unlike other political parties, FDC members in the Diaspora participate in decision making of the party, which includes voting leaders.

The party presidential candidates to present their manifestos before voters in UK include Gen Mugisha Muntu (the party president), Patrick Amuriat and Moses Byamugisha.

Amuriat and Muntu suspended their country wide campaigns to fight the uplifting of the Presidential age limit.

According to the programme that PLM Daily has seen, the convention programme will take place at 75 Roseville Road leeds LS8.

Age limit battle
Other notable figures at the convention include Dr Kizza Besigye, the former party presidential candidate in the last year’s general elections, Dr Vincent Magombe (African Affairs Analyst based in London) and Prof. Eric Kashambuzi, the Secretary General of the United Democratic Ugandans.

They will discuss the impact of lifting the presidential age limit and the compulsory acquisition of land on Uganda’s democracy and human rights.

Muntu’s camp has told PLM Daily that they are going to de-campaign the lifting age limit and urge all Ugandans living in the Diaspora to join them the struggle.

“We are going to London to mobilize support for our candidate but also to rally Ugandans and donors to put pressure on Museveni’s government to respect the Constitution and handle over power peaceful,” said Ibrahim Kasozi, Makindye East MP and spokesperson for Muntu’s camp.

FDC set November 24 as the date for electing the party president. The party had set November 18 but it postponed it to allow its members to participate in Local Council elections.

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