The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has moved its National Delegates Conference from November to October, a month earlier than originally planned. The conference will be held on October 6 at the UMA Showgrounds in Kampala.
The FDC Electoral Commission chairman, Boniface Bamwenda Tuterebuka, said in a circular that the move was made to allow for the completion of the ongoing general elections at all levels of the party. The elections will culminate in the meeting of delegates, who will elect members of the National Executive Committee.
The National Delegates Conference was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Council then extended the term of office of the current office bearers for three years, which expires on October 8, 2023.
At this year’s conference, the FDC will elect new national leaders, including the party president and secretary general. The conference is also expected to discuss the party’s policies and programs.
A total of 1,400 delegates are expected to participate in the conference. The meeting comes at a time when the FDC is grappling with internal dissent, brought on by allegations that some party leaders received money from the ruling government to sell the party.