Soft Approach Killing FDC - Amuriat Top story

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In what could be a jab aimed at Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president Mugisha Muntu, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said that the soft approach of some party leaders has affected its progress.

In what could be a jab aimed at Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president Mugisha Muntu, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said that the soft approach of some party leaders has affected its progress.

Speaking in Fort Portal town on Friday after meeting FDC party delegates for the Tooro region, Amuriat, a party presidential candidate, said that FDC has failed to take charge of the country due to the soft approach and gentility of some party officials, whom he refused to name. The former Kumi County MP explained that that FDC would have been in power, but its being let down by some officials.

He said that once elected he will assert the defiance strategy in the party that was started by Kizza Besigye, a former party president and four-time presidential candidate. He added that when dealing with a dictatorial government,  gentility does not work. 

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Muntu who is seeking a second term as FDC party president has often been accused by a section of party officials of being  soft spoken, less charismatic and non- confrontational, which is in contrast with Besigye.

Last year, Muntu was also accused of being a government mole, when he refused to abide by the party's defiance campaign. Muntu appointed the party's shadow cabinet after the party contested the presidential election.

Amuriat also denied reports that he was influenced by Besigye to stand against Muntu. He said that he made a personal decision based on his vast experience in politics.

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 The former Kumi County legislator was accompanied to Fort Portal by Francis Mwijukye, the Member of Parliament for Buhweju County and FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe. He addressed rallies in Rwimi, Kabonero and Katebwa sub counties in Bunyangabu district.

FDC will hold its delegates' conference in November to elect new party leaders.
 

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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