As the Forum for Democratic Change elections get into top gear, candidates for the party presidency have made pledges to win over the delegates.
The FDC elections are to be held on Saturday with party president Kiiza Besigye contesting against his mobilization secretary general Mugisha Muntu.
Muntu has promised to raise 50 million shillings every month to run party activities in the first 10 months if elected. Muntu has promised to resign if he fails to realize the pledge.
Muntu says that without funds, the party can not compete favorably in the forthcoming party elections against the NRM. According to Muntu he expects to generate the money from party members in the Diaspora and internally.
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Earlier on the incumbent party president, Kiiza Besigye had announced to the delegates that he has already secured 100,000 dollars to set up a radio station for the party, though the location is not yet decided.
As FDC prepares to face the party in the next presidential elections, money will certainly be a major in the party campaigns. According to the report presented by the party's treasurer general, FDC is already in a debt of 200 million shillings.
The likely outcome of the election between the 2 top contenders is not very clear. Older delegates appear to throw their support behind Besigye saying he should be given a chance to serve his last term, while the youths think that Muntu is the best option to carry the party flag into the 2011 elections.
Former east African community secretary general, Amanya Mushega also jumped into the race by picking nomination forms for deputy president-western Uganda.