Simon Peter Loum, the secretary general of the Forum Democratic Change in Kitgum is in trouble for criticizing the manners in which the primary elections for party flag bearers were held.
Loum has been summoned by to appear before Kitgum District FDC disciplinary committee on May 30 to explain his utterances which have tarnished the image of the party.
In a letter dated 22, May 2010, the FDC district leadership also wants Loum to retract statements he made in the media about the primary elections.
Trouble for Loum started on May 15th when he contested and lost the FDC primary elections for the Chua county parliamentary seat.
Loum accused the FDC leadership in Kitgum of handpicking Milton Lakwo, as the official FDC parliamentary candidate Chua County.
As a result Chua declared intentions to stand as an independent during the next elections.
This has angered the Kitgum district FDC officials who want him face disciplinary actions over his comments in media.
Simon Peter Loum acknowledges receiving the letter and says he will appear before the disciplinary committee.
Loum says he stands by what he said to the media and will never retract his statement.
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Loum also says if the party chooses to dismiss him over his comments, he will join another political party in the country.
He says the decision taken by the party is unfortunate and not health for party democracy.
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He says he will continue to be a member of FDC until the disciplinary committee chooses to dismiss him from the party.
The district FDC chairperson Alfred Amoi has refused too comments on the matters.
About two weeks ago, the chairperson said any person is free to contest as an independent candidate because it's their constitutional right.
loum to apear before disciplinary committee