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FDC Re-Elects Amuriat and Nandala

FDC Re-Elects Amuriat and Nandala
FDC Re-Elects Amuriat and Nandala
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In the national delegates conference held on October 6, 2023, Mr. Patrick Oboi Amuriat was re-elected as the President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for a second term, while Mr. Nathan Nandala Mafabi retained his position as Secretary General. Both candidates went unopposed during the elections.

Out of 79 nominated candidates, 38 of them faced no opposition in their respective positions. Mr. Geoffrey Ekanya emerged as the Treasurer General with 626 votes, defeating his rival, Ms. Judith Akello, who garnered 355 votes. Mr. Jack Sabiiti became the new National Chairman of the party without facing any opposition.

Several other candidates secured leadership positions, including Mr. Yusuf Nsibambi as Deputy President for the Buganda region, replacing Mr. Elias Lukwago, who is now the interim President of the Katonga faction. Mr. Robert Centenary was voted as the Vice Chairman for the Western region, while Mr. Jamal Wante assumed the role of Vice Chairperson for the Eastern region, replacing Ms. Proscovia Salaam Musumba, among others.

The conference, attended by 1,143 delegates and chaired by Mr. Mukalazi Kibuka, the party’s Vice Chairman for the Central region, also elected Mr. Yusuf Nsibambi as the party’s Chief Whip, replacing Mr. Ibrahim Ssemujju from the Katonga FDC faction.

In his address to the delegates, Mr. Amuriat pledged to reconcile party members and promote unity through structured dialogues. He also emphasized the importance of training, coaching, and mentoring youth and women through the party’s leadership academy. Additionally, he announced plans to recruit new members nationwide and implement an online registration system, member database, and electronic card distribution system.

Mr. Amuriat extended an olive branch to the Katonga faction, emphasizing that they all belong to one FDC, and there should be no division. He warned against misrepresentation and forgery within the party.

Mr. Nandala echoed a similar sentiment, stating that there were no party wrangles but rather a few self-seeking members causing division. He mentioned plans to petition the court to prevent the Katonga faction from using the FDC name.

Regarding the party whip, Mr. Nandala explained that he had already informed the Speaker of Parliament about the new changes and criticized colleagues who misled the Speaker about the process.

Looking ahead, Mr. Nandala announced that the party would soon identify potential candidates for the 2026 general election.

The national delegates’ conference took place amid internal disputes, including allegations that Mr. Nandala and Mr. Amuriat brought “dirty money” from State House during the last general election. Both leaders vehemently denied these allegations.