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FDC POWER STRUGGLES: MP Ssemujju Makes Another Tough Comeback On Nandala, Amuriat

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Last month of July, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was drowned in a crisis that left many party supporters and leaders deeply heartbroken. The chaos stems from money said to be around Shs78bn which was used to fund the 2021 general election campaign trail of Patrick Oboi Amuriat.

According to the Katonga group of Besigye with MP Ssemuju Nganda, Erias Lukwago, Mubarak Munyagwa among others accuse the Nandala, Amuriat group of sourcing funding from president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in order not to give his government hard time to manage Uganda.

The Ssemuju group says Nandala is harboring plans of selling FDC party to Museveni the way UPC and DP went to the table with NRM. These also accuse the party secretary general Nandala Mafabi of organizing sham elections and using Museveni’s Internal Security Organization (ISO) to organize the party registrar.

However in a chaotic National Delegates meeting held last Friday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, a Frank Nabwiso led elder’s tribunal set up by Nandala to probe the allegations cleared Amuriat and Nandala of any wrong doing. These say the Besigye faction never presented evidence of money dealings of top FDC leaders with Museveni.

The four time presidential candidate Kiiza Besigye however insists Nandala and Amuriat are rubbing shoulders with president Museveni and he has evidence to this which he has decided not to name.

In a press conference today convened by the party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda alongside several other Katonga leaning members, have called upon FDC members to avoid taking part in the party elections currently being held across the country.

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These say the elections are sham, disorganized and contrary and in total violation of the June 16th 239th National Executive Committee decision which ordered for the stay of internal elections until all matters troubling the party are resolved.

This NEC decision was further re-enforced by the party’s National Chairman Wasswa Birigwa who in his July 4th letter suspended all party internal structures but the Nandala and Amuriat group are determined to continue with their arrangements without fear or favor but with flavor.

In their resolution signed by all party leaders present at the press conference, the Ssemuju group demands that Nandala and Amuriat disband the Toterebuka Bamwenda electoral commission which they accuse of being partisan and a new credible and impartial electoral commission is put in place. The new electoral commission should propose a new road map with approval by the NEC.

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These also urge that Nandala, Amuriat and any other party leaders intending to participate in the election should step down and allow an interim leadership constituted to steer the party up to the next delegates conference.

This now awakens the FDC power struggles which had been silenced by the Frank Nabwiso led elder’s committee which cleared the Nandala side of any wrong doing. The Ssemuju presser was attended by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura, Roland Mugume, MP Atkins Katushabe, MP Francis Mwijukye, Samuel Makokha, Ayesigomwe Amon, Harold Kaija, Nangonzi Faridah, MP Nyakato Asinansi among others.

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