BREAKING: FDC Katonga agrees to form new party


This decision has been reached at in a consultative meeting held at Kireka in Kira Municipality

KAMPALA | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Katonga faction leaders from Kampala metropolitan have unanimously agreed to the formation of a new political party.

The group believe a new party is the way forward to bring together disgruntled party members who have since left Najjanankumbi following a bitter fallout with the leadership of party president Patrick Amuriat and his secretary general Nandala Mafabi.

This decision has been reached at in a consultative meeting held at Kireka in Kira Municipality

The consultative meeting organised by Kira Municipality MP Ssemujju Nganda brought together the party leaders from Kampala and metropolitan are to give in their contributions on how to move forward after breaking away from Najjanankumbi

In attendance were also the acting party president Elias Lukwago, the party national chairperson ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa, the secretary general Harold Kaijja, among other leaders.

Members were presented with five national council resolutions reached at last month including returning back to Najjanankumbi, waiting on court decisions, joining another political party, forming a pressure group or forming a political party.

The leaders agreed to form a new political party which they say will united their interests.

“Members here have agreed to form a new party,” Ssemujju told journalist after the meeting

The Kira Municipality legislator and former FDC spokesperson, however, reiterated that their core target remains removing President Museveni from power, which he says can be achieved with or without a political party.

“Our focus is to remove president Museveni from power. We want to achieve this whether we have a political party or not,” he said.

Nile Post understands the move has been supported by some of Democratic Party members, who attended the consultative meeting.

These, too, say have been wondering around looking for where they can be accommodated after their party was made to enter into agreement with Museveni.

“From when [Norbert] Mao sold our party to NRM, we have been looking out for people to firm a party which can bring us together," Frank Mukuye, speaker of Kira Municipal Council, said.

Mao, a former president of Uganda oldest surviving political party, DP, is the current justice and constitutional affairs minister in the Museveni government.

This meeting kick-starts the many meetings that will be held across the country gatherings ideas on how to move forward after the fall out with the Najjanankumbi leaders.

Consultations will run for two months after which a national executive committee meeting will be held to conclude on the way forward.

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