FDC sets November 17 for party polls

Gen Mugisha Muntu (left) and Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi are expected to once again tussle out for the party’s top leadership. Courtesy photo.

KAMPALA – The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has set November 17 for the election of the party president.
The elections follow the expiry of the first five-year term for current president Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu.
Nomination of candidates has been set for August 14 and 15. However candidates are expected to pick nomination forms between July 10 and 12.
Gen Muntu, who replaced Dr Kizza Besigye as party president, continues to attract criticism for his style of leadership that is faulted for being less effective, is still eligible to contest for a second term. It is understood he will tussle it out with the party’s current secretary general and Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi.
The two contested in the 2012 acrimonious elections that left the party divided and needed intervention of mediators. Gen Muntu defeated Mafabi by a margin of 33 votes  after he polled 393 votes against  Mafabi’s  360. According to the roadmap, the elected FDC leader will be sworn in on November 18.

Former FDC party president Dr Kizza Besigye. The four-time presidential candidate still commands a lot of influence in the country’s largest opposition party. Courtesy photo.




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