The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has set Thursday next week as the dates for candidates to pick party nomination forms for party presidential flag bearers.
The party further stated that Wednesday July29 has been schedueled as the official date for party Electoral Commission to nominate candidates contesting for Special Interest Groups (SIP) ie the youth, Elderly and Persons with Special Needs at local gov’t levels.
Addressing the media earlier today at party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju Uganda, the party Spokesperson also MP for Kira Municipality asked village electoral committed to complete identification and selection of candidates by Friday this week.
“The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) would like to remind members and supporters that primaries for sub-county candidates (LC III chairpersons and all councilors that is LC III, IV, & V) will be held between July 26th-30th July. Primaries for Town and Municipal Councils (mayors) will be held between August 10th-August 13th)Primaries for District Chairpersons, and Woman MP will be held on August 14th 15thAugust. And for directly elected MP, primaries will be conducted between August 16-20th August.” Read excerpts of the statement
He urged that a concensus should be reached to positions where there is more than one candidates before party primaries and get candidates for vacant positions.
Ssemujju said the FDC is and shall remain the strongest opposition political party in Uganda scorning NRM’s Mike Mukula for parading NRM youth pretending to be members of the FDC defecting the party.
He further cleared the air on the politicians who recently denounced their relationships with the party stating that they don’t meet minimum requirements.
“If you fail to meet the minimum qualification for you to be nominated, don’t blame anyone else,” said Ssemujju.
He adds the size, origin and colour of a person doesn’t matter in party’s candidates selection.
Furthermore, Ssemujju asked the media to be objective rather than reporting that the party is melting down.
“Media should not celebrate people who are surrendering to the dictatorship.”