Tuesday’s nomination of Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Presidential Flag bearer Patrick Amuriat Oboi aka POA shall be preceded by Prayers at their Najjanankumbi seat.
This was revealed by the party’s Western Region Vice Chairperson Roland Kaginda Mugume while addressing press today.
“The forum for Democratic Change would like to inform its leaders, members, supporters and all democracy seeking Ugandans that it will present its presidential candidate Hon. Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi to the Electoral Commission for nomination on Tuesday November 3rd 2020 at midday,” he intimated.
“His presentation to the Electoral Commission will be preceded by prayers at FDC headquarters at Najjanankumbi which will start at 8:00 am on Tuesday November 3rd 2020.”
Kaginda told the media that all religious denominations, cultural leaders and party stalwarts such as its founding leader Dr Kizza Besigye have all been invited for this function but added that numbers have been slashed in light of Covid-19 guidelines.
After the prayers, he retorted that their Presidential candidate together with an entourage of over seventeen people shall set off to ECs Kyambogo nomination center at 10:00 AM sharp.
These include his tight competitor in the just concluded FDC Presidential Flag Bearer polls Amb. Wasswa Birigwa, FDC Secretary General and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, Rubaga Division Mayor Joyce Sebugwawo and Amuriat’s wife Caroline Latigo.
The rest include, Betty Aol Ocan the leader of minority, Semujju Ibrahim Nganda, Francis Mwijukye, Kaps Fungaroo Hassan, William Nzoghu, Cecilia Ogwal, Julius Galisonga, Toterebuka Bamwenda, Virginia Plan, Ouma Dennis, Wafula Oguttu and Doreen Kembabazi and Andrew Rwamiti.
Asked whether the Party’s mobilization calls were not contrary to the Presidential Covid-19 Guidelines, Kaginda responded as a party they will try to restrain their numbers.
However, he urged Police to cooperate with them in case of any anomaly instead of using force.
“As a party we shall try but for us as FDC we are requesting the police to cooperate with us. We might have 1000 or 2000 people, there are not many so if they can work with us I don’t see any problem,” Kaginda argued.
“As FDC we were expecting about 2 million people to come for nominations but now that there is Covid 2000 people are not many,” he summed.
Patrick Amuriat Oboi the Ex-Kumi Member of Parliament (MP) who scooped the FDC Presidential flag at the last gasp will be nominated at Midday on Tuesday.