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FDC Disown Presidential Hopeful Moses Byamugisha

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has distanced itself from one of its own members Moses Byamugisha, who recently pronounced his presidential ambitions.

Moses Byamugisha who in 2017 stood as FDC party President and lost to Patrick Amuriat Oboi, recently said he will be contesting 2021 presidential election.

But FDC deputy spokesman John Kikonyogo on Monday said the party has not sent anybody to consult people about his presidential ambitions.

“Anybody who goes to the Electoral Commission or writes a letter to EC is doing it on his own. He is not doing it on our behalf and he should not even use that tag of FDC,” said Kikonyogo.

“FDC has nobody who has gone out to consult people. When time comes, we will invite those willing to stand and whoever is a card holding member of FDC will come.”

The Party, Kikonyogo says, is still handling structures and when they are done with structures, all card holding members of FDC will be invited to apply to stand as FDC Presidential candidates.

“We will allow them to go countryside, campaign to people and come back to the delegates conference and we choose one of them,” said Kikonyogo.

Asked when the process of choosing a presidential candidate will begin, he said, “We hope if all goes well, by the close of this month we will be through with structure rebuilding and NEC (National Executive Committee) and management will sit and give a roadmap.”

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Meanwhile, Kikonyogo noted that the party is holding anniversary celebrations in 12 districts of Buikwe, Jinja, Iganga, Bugiri, Namutumba, Ngora, Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Budaka, Kumi and Soroti.

On Thursday this week, he said they will head to Western Uganda beginning with Ankole sub region.

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