Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has announced he will be seeking his party’s flag to run for President in next year’s general elections.
Amuriat is expected to pick nomination forms at the party offices in Najjanankumbi tomorrow Wednesday.
He said in a statement last night that he made the decision to run for the country’s highest office yesterday Tuesday.
“For this to happen I must subject myself to the internal selection process of my party, the Forum for Democratic Change, FDC,” he said.
“Accordingly I will be picking and completing the FDC forms for Expression of Interest tomorrow Wednesday 19th August, 2020 at 10:30 am and returning Nomination forms on 26th August, 2020 at 11 am.”
When contacted, FDC deputy spokesperson Mr John Kikonyogo confirmed the development.
He also told this reporter that two other party members have indicated they will be picking nomination forms in the two-day window.
“But I cannot give you those names now; it would be unfair,” he said.
Pressed on whether or not those two might include Col Kizza Besigye, Kikonyogo said the party’s founding president is eligible to contest again.
Although Besigye has indicated that he won’t be running for president next year, FDC head office is currently littered with his campaign posters.