Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party President Patrick Amuriat has emerged as the party’s Presidential flag bearer ahead of the 2021 general elections.
This was after FDC party Chairman, Wasswa Birigwa, opted out of the party’s primaries for the flag bearer position which was only hours away. The opposition party, FDC, was scheduled to convene a national council today to choose between Wasswa and Amuriat for Presidential flag bearer.
“I am leaving it to my brother (Amuriat) to carry on the flag,” said Wasswa Birigwa.
“I am, instead, going to concentrate on unifying the opposition so that, as FDC, God willing, after we have gone through this exercise, we have decided the best way forward as far as contesting the 2021 general elections are concerned.”
For the past month, both Party President Amuriat and Chairman Wasswa Birigwa, have moved across the country trying to present their manifestos to different delegates, to convince them to vote for them. to represent the party in the 2021 general elections for Presidency.
These activities were supposed to be culminated into a televised debate, supposed to happen on NBS TV, but the debate did not happen. FDC mouthpiece, Semujju Ibrahim Nganda, said the two couldn’t make the debate because of fatigue accumulated on the road.
Before Wasswa Birigwa’s withdrawal, 350 delegates were getting ready to cast their votes at the party’s headquarters in Najjanankumbi. The 350 were representatives of a larger group, 1,200 delegates, who couldn’t be accommodated at Najjanankumbi with the government’s SOPs to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in place. Originally, the 1,200 delegates would convene at Namboole stadium to secretly cast their ballots.