Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party is the second political faction to name a team of mobilisers/coordinators in preparations for the 2021 political activities.
According to a briefing from the FDC party, a meeting from their National Executive Committee (NEC), that sat on October 11 resolved that general mobilization which includes a meeting of FDC grassroots leadership, recruitment of new members and meeting the public should be re-enforced.
“For the purpose of this mobilization, FDC divided the country into seven regions and appointed teams to lead this new mobilization drive.”
Among the appointed include Budadiri county legislator Nandala Mafabi who will be the mobilization team to Karamoja and will be assisted by Geoffrey Ekanya. Ekanya will also be on the team for Eastern Uganda together with Salaamu Musumba and former Wafula Oguttu
Buganda will be led by Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwo, Nakawa legislator Michael Kabaziguruka, Makindye West MP Ibrahim Kasozi, Kawempe South MP Mubaraka Munywagwa, and Kira MP Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda as well as Wasswa Biriggwa among others
Ankore/Kigezi will be led by Jack Sabiiti, MP Roland Mugume Kaginda, MP Francis Mwijukye, and party iron lady Ingrid Turinawe.
Bunyoro/Toro/Rwenzori: Will be led by Hon. Toterebuka Bamwenda, Mr. Tugume Moses and Hon. William Nzoghu.
Acholi Lango: Will be led by Hon. P.P. Okin Ojara, Hon. Okumu Reagan, Hon. Betty Aol, Hon. Aciro Lucy, Hon. Acire Christopher, Hon. AKello Franca Judith and Hon. Judith Franka
West Nile: Will be led by Hon. Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, Hon. Oguzu Lee Denis and Hon. Emmanuel Ongiertho.
“The full list of committee members will be released by the FDC Secretariat in due course. The team leaders will be notified this week of their appointments and responsibility and are expected to convene meetings and to hit the ground immediately,” the party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said.
According to the party, the team appointed will also engage in auditing of the existing structures to establish the gaps caused by; death, desertion, absenteeism, retirement etc.
“The party National Council comprising 205 members and chaired by the Chairman Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa will sit to discuss the findings of these teams and make decisions and recommendations to the National Delegates Conference,” Ssemujju said.
“The constitutional changes arising from the satanic Raphael Magyezi Bill, have affected our roadmap as they have brought forward nominations of the president and Members of Parliament. The presidential nominations according to the EC are scheduled for August next year. The FDC organs will discuss whether internal elections are brought forward or postponed until after the general elections,” Ssemujju added.
Meanwhile, the party has dropped Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Kassiano Ezatti Wadri who featured as the lead mobiliser for West Nile previously.
Kassiano and the party fell out last year when he overlooked the party directives and chose to seek nomination as an independent people power leaning candidate for the Arua Municipality by-elections.
Although the legislator has not been seen to verbally sate he has left the party, he has lately been hobnobbing with the People Power faction of Kyadond East legislator Bobi Wine.
Wadri was in July appointed to lead the West Nile people power coordination team.
While FDC skipped Wadri in this case, they named Maracha County MP Oguzu Lee Denis as part of the West Nile Mobilization team. Oguzu was already appointed on Bobi Wine’s team for the same region and has not come out to withdraw his appointment.