KAMPALA – The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Council is scheduled to convene on October 6th 2020 which is Tuesday next week to among other things elect the party’s presidential candidate for the forthcoming elections.
According to party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Council will, on behalf of the National Delegates Conference, choose between Hon. Eng. Patrick Amuriat (FDC President) and Ambassador Waswa Birigwa (FDC Chairmen).
The two aspiring candidates are currently in Western Uganda where they have held joint campaigns since last week. They are being accompanied by the party Secretary General Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi, Electoral Commission Chairman Toterebuka Bamwenda and FDC Vice Chairman for Western Uganda Hon. Roland Mugume Kaginda.
Mr Ssemujju said the candidates met delegates from Ankore in Mbarara and Bushenyi on Saturday. They also campaigned in Rukungiri, Kanungu and met the rest of Kigezi delegates in Kabale last evening.
He said the candidates will later today address their last meeting in Kasese where they are meeting delegates from the Rwenzori sub-region.
Mr Ssemujju said the party Secretary General and especially the FDC Vice Chairman for Western Uganda are also simultaneously reconciling FDC leaders who were divided by the party primaries.
The candidates are expected in Kampala tomorrow morning and after refreshing they will head north and East for their last engagements with the delegates.
“The FDC National Council comprises District Chairmen and Members of the Nationa Executive Committee. The District Chairmen coming to the Council will first convene delegates from their respective districts to obtain mandate to elect a presidential candidate on their behalf. The Council will also transact other business which the Secretary General will circulate in due course,” he said.