FDC President Calls for Disciplinary Measures Against Party Spokesperson and 6 Other Leaders

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KAMPALA, UG: FDC President Patrick Amuriat has called for disciplinary measures against party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and six other party leaders.

Amuriat sent a letter to the party’s disciplinary committee chairman, James Otto, on August 8, 2023, citing the leaders’ perceived hostility towards the party. He said that the convening of a disciplinary committee is a necessary step as per article 28(3)(b) of the party’s constitution.

The other leaders who are facing disciplinary measures are:

  • Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor who also serves as the acting deputy president
  • Kennedy Okello, acting deputy secretary for presidency
  • Dr. George Okello Ekwaro, acting deputy secretary for mobilization
  • Samuel Makhoka W’Mugenyi, acting deputy for international & regional affairs
  • Mubarak Munyagwa, currently the acting secretary for mobilization
  • Amon Ayesigomwe Rubarema, the secretary for works and transport

In response to this situation, Amuriat has appointed interim leaders to take the place of the aforementioned members.

The tensions between Amuriat and the other leaders escalated after Ssemujju accused the party’s secretary-general, Nandala Mafabi, and Amuriat of receiving financial support from President Museveni for their 2021 campaign activities.

This call for disciplinary measures follows another significant decision made by Nandala to dismiss Ssemujju from his role as the party’s chief whip in Parliament.

James Otto Apili, the chairman of the disciplinary committee, confirmed that he has received Amuriat’s letter and said that he plans to meet with the accused individuals in the upcoming week.

The disciplinary committee will now decide whether to take action against the seven leaders. If they are found guilty of violating the party’s constitution, they could be expelled from the party.

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