KAMPALA- Owek. Joyce Nabbosa ssebugwawo has August 26 been appointed acting FDC President.
This follows a Party Constitutional obligation by current President Hon.Eng.Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) of stepping aside to compete with Amb.Wasswa Biriggwa for the FDC Party Presidential flagship 2021.
Owek. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo also Lubaga Division Mayor will preside over the Party until Primaries for Presidential flag bearer are held.
Biriggwa and Amuriat declared their intentions to hold the party’s presidential flag in next year’s polls.
The two leaders offered themselves after Dr Kizza Besigye declined to stand again.
Dr Besigye has been holding the party flag in all the previous elections, first in 2001 under the Reform Agenda pressure group which later morphed into FDC in 2004. He contested again in 2006, 2011 and 2016.
The four-time presidential candidate for FDC was in 2006 elections nominated in absentia.
The party has since 2018 been courting Dr Besigye to contest against president Museveni but he turned down the offer on grounds that he cannot participate in another “Sham” election organised by the current Electoral commission when the reforms he has been asking for have not been worked upon.