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2021 Polls: FDC Unveils 284-Member Presidential Campaign Team

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has today unveiled a 284-member team that will canvass votes for its candidates at Parliamentary, Local Government and Presidential tiers in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

This development was announced by the designate National Director of Field Coordinators Roland Kaginda Mugume while addressing a presser at the Party’s Najjanankumbi Headquarters.

A sneak peek at the catalogue shows that it will be headed by Amuriat’s lone rival in the just concluded FDC Presidential flag bearer polls Wasswa Birigwa, who will be deputized by Obongi County legislator, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo.

On the other hand, Wyclif Bakandonda shall head the campaign bureau while Wafula Oguttu, Salaamu Musumba, Cecilia Barbra Atim Ogwal have been designated as Executive Director of the Campaign Bureau, Chief Campaign advisor and Presidential Advisory Council respectively.

In the same vein, veteran Rukiga Member of Parliament (MP) Jack Sabiiti has been chosen to head the sensitive docket to deal with finance and logistics while Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago will head the Legal services department.

Furthermore, Kampala Woman MP contender Stella Nyanzi shall lead the directorate of research, policy and strategy while Prince Dickson Wasajja is in charge of the Diaspora wing with Ibrahim Semujju Nganda in charge of Publicity.

Speaking on Monday October 19, 2020, Wasswa Birigwa, the overall head of this team expressed optimism that this time round, FDC is well prepared to scoop the Presidency as long as the process is transparent.

“We are going to call this campaign ‘Born fire’ campaign taking our villager back home. We want to make this a different campaign; we are going to be staying in villages,” Birigwa intimated.

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“And we are going to look for votes everywhere. Hopefully, this time around, the cows of Ntungamo and Kazo are not going to vote, we hope real people will vote and they will be given the opportunity to vote,”  he stated further.

On his part, FDC Presidential Flag bearer Patrick Amuriat Oboi disclosed that members of the above mentioned team have not just fallen in place but have been prepared over the years to undertake such herculean tasks.

“Therefore, the team being unveiled to Ugandans today is the team that is going to go into the campaigns knowing that they are going to face a dictator and therefore we go into the campaigns in a war formation,” Amuriat pointed out.

He added that this team will be supplemented by FDC District Chairpersons and other party cadres at village level.

From left: FDC’s Wasswa Birgwa, Roland Kaginda Mugume and Geodfrey Ekanya leaving today’s presser.

“In every village around this country, we are going to have a membership of 30 people in a formation of Power Ten which we will be explaining later to carryout house to house campaign. Therefore, the team which we unveiled today, knowing that we have about 67,000 villages across the country, is 2.5 million strong,” Amuriat retorted.

Concluding, he vowed to fight fire with fire in case the Government tries to flimflam their votes or provoke them into a fight.

“We expect Mr. Museveni and NRM in particular to play a good game. That where there is sliding or rough play, we are going to play a rough game and this rough game is going to be played by these 2.5 million campaigners,” Amuriat warned.

Fast forward, Amuriat is expected to embark on a countrywide pre-nomination trail this Thursday starting with Kalangala. Thereafter, they will proceed to Masaka on 23rd October and visit Kayunga the next day before proceeding to other areas.

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