Members of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in Sembabule want the District Chairperson, Herman Sentongo, to return a party card he acquired before the February 2006 general elections.
According to the FDC leadership Sentongo purchased an FDC membership card just before the elections in a bid to form an alliance with the opposition party. Sentongo, who was a member of the National Resistance Movement, was unable to stand on his party's ticket after he was defeated in the primaries.
The FDC General Secretary for Sembabule, Apollo Lukanga, says that since the elections Sentongo has not done anything to further the agenda of the FDC. He claims that in the coalition deal it was agreed that if elected into office, the LC5 chairperson would fundraise for the FDC and to provide leadership opportunities for capable party members.
Lukanga accuses Sentongo of completely backtracking on his promises and demands that he returns the party card and to stop any pretences of belonging to the FDC.
Herman Sentongo insists that he never purchased an FDC card. He says he is a committed member of the NRM and will not change in this position.
However Sentongo's former campaign manager, Vincent Luswata, says he accompanied the LC5 chairperson to the FDC offices on Saturday February 4th last year to acquire an FDC party card.
The alliance between FDC and independent candidates in the February 2006 general elections led to an overwhelming victory for candidates associated to the coalition in the areas of Mateete, Mijwala and Sembabule town council.