Following the reshuffle at Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, that saw many of the senior leaders axed from their positions, the party has vowed a continued crackdown on disloyal members, many of whom are said to be leaning towards The New Formation party of Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu. The party maintains that loyalty will be rewarded and not vice versa
In the new line up, Ms Alice Alaso, the founding secretary general of FDC, who has been serving as deputy party president for eastern region, was replaced by former Busia District MP, Kevinah Taaka.
Jinja Municipality West MP Paul Mwiru, who has been serving as deputy spokesperson, was replaced by Mr John Kikonyogo, while Mr Patrick Baguma was replaced as deputy president for western region by Busongora North MP William Nzoughu.
In other changes, Mr Rajaab Kaaya was replaced as vice chairman for central region by Mr Mukalazi Kibuuka, while Kawempe South MP Munyagwa Mubarak replaces Mr Alex Gitta as deputy mobiliser for central region. According to FDC, the crackdown against the Gen. Muntu leaning dissidents is still ongoing.
“There is nothing wrong with sacking members of the party whose loyalty is questionable or others who have openly embraced other parties. We have work to do and we will not sleep with people who have decided to make the party sleepy,’’ said Kaija
As to whether the timing of the reshuffle is the right one and whether this will help in building party cohesion, FDC maintains that after the reshuffle, the axed members can decide where to fall hence re-aligning the vision of the party.
“How can you belong to two parties? How can you be married with children and still claim to be a virgin? We shall continue to talk to them to see if they will come back but even if they do, they will come back as new recruits not senior members” Kaija added.
By Jordan Mubangizi