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Patrick Amuriat’s 2021 Presidential Manifesto to be Launched in Soroti

Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential flag bearer has today disclosed that his yet to be unveiled political manifesto shall be launched in his home city of Soroti at a yet to be confirmed date.

He made these remarks while addressing members of the fourth estate on Monday October 26, 2020, at the Party’s Najjanankumbi Headquarters.

Despite launching previous manifestos in Kampala, Amuriat explained that the Party’s top brass have decided to combine the launch of his 2021 Presidential campaigns that is scheduled to take place in Soroti with this event.

“I must be able to say that our campaign is going to be launched not in Kampala, this time it’s going to be launched in the Eastern district of Soroti. This has been has been done this way in recognition of where the flag bearer, myself, made his political debut. It’s where I started my political journey and I think the journey to statehouse should begin from Soroti,” Amuriat elaborated.

Giving a synopsis of this manifesto, he retorted that it is going to revolve around three pillars, notably; to usher in a peaceful political transition, post-Covid-19 economic recovery plans and long term development programmes.

“The final meeting that will come up with a polished document ready to be unveiled to Ugandans will take place on Wednesday this week in Mbale City,” Amuriat stated.

He further pointed out that the Party has lined up a number of activities in the build up to the manifesto launch and that a “caravan” of leaders from Kampala will comb areas along the Eastern gateway.

That said, he negated supporters’ fears that FDC might not have a Presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections owing to Electoral Commission’s (EC) snail paced speed in verifying their signatures.

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“We have been told by the Electoral Commission that it’s going to be a matter of days before we have the signatures verified and a certificate issued to us,” Amuriat said.

“We hope that they will keep their word, because it is only them that will be able to set a day between the 2nd and 3rd of next month for the FDC flag bearer to be nominated. For us we rely on facts and figures not forgery and foolery. Not window dressing like the other groups would like to do,” he added.

After successfully undertaking back to back pre-nomination tours of Kalangala islands and Masaka District, it is understood that the Party now intends to engage leaders from the Northern and Eastern Parts of Uganda.

“We will head North to the district of Gulu where we will be meeting over 1000 leaders across the Acholi Region and this will be taking place on the 31st of this month,” he concluded.

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