Barely a week after the Joint Presidential Flag Bearer Campaigns were launched, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has been forced back to the drawing board.
After Thursday’s successful launch, Patrick Amuriat Oboi and his contender Wasswa Birigwa were meant to meet delegates from the Busoga region on September 19th 2020.
While addressing the Press on Monday; the Party’s Deputy Spokesperson John Kikonyogo said these arrangements had been foiled by Police on grounds that they were not in conformity with Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
As a condition, Kikonyogo said their meetings were not supposed to exceed 50 people, something which has left them between a rock and hard place.
“We were supposed to be in Kamuli last week to meet our delegates in Busoga region, but these delegates are more than 100. And you know the police will be more than happy to disperse us,” he said.
As such Kikonyogo says top party organs were expected to meet during the course of this week to find a quick solution pending polls on Thursday October 1st 2020.
“Our elections will be there at the beginning of next month, management will sit this week after harmonizing with the Police and decide on the way forward.
At the moment, he said the two candidates are individually campaigning.
“Our Presidential contenders are doing their campaigns around the country. As we talk now, Hon Amuriat is in the Eastern Part of Uganda and Ambassador Birigwa is heading to Acholi.”
According to the party program, the two contenders were supposed to meet delegates from Bukedi and Bugisu sub regions yesterday.
Today, Amuriat and Birigwa were meant to interface with delegates from Sebei and Teso Sub region’s districts of Kaberamaido, Ngora, Katakwi, Kapelebyong, Kumi and Serere among many others.
The campaigns shall end on 31st August 2020 and three days later, the two candidates will tussle it out in a Presidential debate which will be televised.