The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said that it will begin cracking the whip on its members who defied the party constitution in the 2021 general elections.
This comes on the heels of the appointment of FDC party members in the shadow cabinet without consulting the party while other members including Joyce Ssebugwawo left the party due to a number of issues.
Speaking to the media, Patrick Amuriat, the party president, said that they will replace all members who stood as independents after losing the party primaries, as well as replace members who voluntarily joined NRM or left the party.
“In FDC, there is nobody who is indispensable because FDC rests on a revolutionary formation and it’s built on sweat and blood and determination of the people of Uganda. We as a party are no nonsense, you are either with us or not with us and anybody who chooses to leave will not rock the boat .The boat will continue sailing,” he said.
He noted that the party is tired of the members who are not contributing to the party, explaining that it’s time to clean the house.
Amuriat explained that they should have been informed or consulted before their members were appointed into the shadow cabinet.
“We hope that our members will be cognisant of the provision under the law in accepting not take up these positions, “he said in reference to FDC MPs who were appointed to the shadow cabinet.
Amuriat also urged the government to increase the number of beneficiaries for the Covid-19 relief cash and also extend the period of payment explaining that a one off payment is very little and laughable considering the funds the government has received to address the challenges posed by the pandemic.
“Shs100,000 as a one off payment is very little to sustain a household. Money has been stolen left, right and centre,” Amuriat said, stressing that the initiative was originally an idea of the FDC.