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Semujju Nganda’s Unquestionable Loyalty to FDC.

Semujju Nganda’s Unquestionable Loyalty to FDC.

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Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has candidly pronounced himself on a number of things including the consequences the Kyagulanyi wave has had on his FDC party. He commends Kyagulanyi for the new momentum he has brought to the struggle but faults him for narrowing the same by resenting fellow opposition actors who aren’t members of his NUP. Semujju says if Besigye had used the same annihilation approach, for the all the years he had the strongest political wave in the opposition, he would equally have conscripted the likes of Betty Nambooze, Erias Lukwago and others into his FDC. Besigye equally worked with Mathias Mpuuga, Medard Segona, Muwanga Kivumbi, Lulume Bayiga and others without ever requiring them to become FDC even when he was in such a strong position to d...
Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

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In 2000, while working at the World Bank, I heard that Dr Kizza Besigye would contest for the national presidency in 2001, and I affirmed that he would be my candidate. Earlier on in 1996, while still working at the Ministry of Finance, I had met Dr. Besigye as we investigated tax fraud in an organisation called Danze. This organization was run by high-profile people in government and business moguls. Goods imported by this company would be registered as ‘goods on transit’ yet they were being sold here in Uganda. The government officials would falsify stamps from exit points like Koboko and Mutukula, claiming the goods had left the country.  When we did the investigation, the Government of Uganda had been defrauded of 152 billion shillings. During this investigation, we even me...
Internal War:  FDC Bosses Expel Dr. Besigye’s Blue-eyed Gal Ingrid

Internal War: FDC Bosses Expel Dr. Besigye’s Blue-eyed Gal Ingrid

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is ravaged by internal wars, which have since seen the party leaders expel all renegade members who are contesting as Independent candidates in the 2021 elections. Among those who have been expelled from the FDC is Rtd Col. Dr.  Kizza Besigye’s blue-eyed gal Ingrid Turinawe, who is contesting  for the position of Woman Member of Parliament for Rukungiri District as an Independent candidate. According to a letter issued by Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi, who is the FDC Secretary General, other candidates who have been expelled include; Ms. Winnie Babihuga and Mr. Julius Tweyambe. FDC Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi's letter firing Independent candidates Nandala’s letter, headed ‘DISMI...
FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Francis Mwijukye, who is the Member of Parliament for Buhweju County is bedridden and battling for his life after he survived poisoning last week. Mwijukye, who is currently undergoing specialised medical care following a lengthy detoxification process,  was reportedly poisoned  last week through food he ate at one of the top city hotels. Bedridden MP Francis Mwijukye shared a message with friends about his being poisoned He is said to have been rushed to hospital by family members shortly after complaining of abdominal complications and lucky enough medics did quick toxicology tests who turned out positive, which prompted them to immediately start the detoxification process. By the time of fil...
Lord Mayor Lukwago Dumps Mao’s DP, Officially Joins Besigye’s FDC

Lord Mayor Lukwago Dumps Mao’s DP, Officially Joins Besigye’s FDC

NEWS, Politics
By Our Reporter Kampala Capital City Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago has ceremoniously quit Norbert Mao’s troubled Democratic Party (DP) and officially  crossed over to Dr. Kizza Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Lukwago, who has been one of the longtime veteran DP members, crossed to FDC after developing misundertandings with Mao, who is the DP President General. FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat welcoming Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago to the party Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA), who is the FDC president, unveiled Lukwago on Tuesday July 28th, 2020 at the Party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, where hundreds of both Lukwago and FDC supporters had gathered to welcome him. However, Lukwago’s joining FDC comes at a time when there is word going around that the party is conside...
Gen. Muntu Decimates Besigye’s FDC As MP Winnie Kiiza Quits To Join His ANT Party

Gen. Muntu Decimates Besigye’s FDC As MP Winnie Kiiza Quits To Join His ANT Party

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza The death of Dr Kizza Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) looms  nearer every day,  as more Members of Parliament and other renowned political figures continue to defect to Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu’s Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party. The most recent defector is Kasese District Woman MP Winnie Kiiza, who announced that she quit elective politics fifteen years after she entered the House. However, although Kiiza claims to have quit elective politics, credible sources reveal that she has since crossed over to former FDC president Muntu’s ANT. Kiiza, who is a former Leader of Opposition, said she ‘will remain active with the forces of change’ but will not offer herself for political positions in the 2021 general el...
FDC Party Closes Nomination Window For 6 MPs Over Party Wrangles

FDC Party Closes Nomination Window For 6 MPs Over Party Wrangles

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By Elite News Reporter The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) office in Kasese District has closed the nomination window for three Members of Parliament (MPs). The three MPs include Winnie Kiiza, Robert Centenary and Jackson Katika. The three, according to Saul Maate the Party District Chairperson, have failed to sort out their issues with the party office. For Robert Centenary and Winnie Kiiza, Maate says “The two have allegiance issues with the Party and that they only picked forms of interest to participate in the party primaries but haven't returned them to the party office.” Maate also said his office has been instructed by the party head office in Najanankumbi not to nominate Mbaju Jackson Katika even if he had already picked forms of interest from Maate's office. H...
Police Storm City Hotel To Disperse Bobi Wine, Besigye  Meeting As Opposition Honchos Announce Coalition

Police Storm City Hotel To Disperse Bobi Wine, Besigye Meeting As Opposition Honchos Announce Coalition

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By Keefa Nuwahereza  A joint force of the Uganda Police and Local Defence Unit on Monday afternoon stormed  Rose Gardens Hotel in Wakiso District, where they disrupted a joint press conference between People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi and Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change. Our Moles reveal that the police, which accused the politicians of breaching Presidential Guidelines on social distancing as was of fighting the spread of COVID-19, fired teargas and rubber bullets at the hotel to disperse the meeting, which was attended by among others Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, Bugiri Municipality MP  Asuman Basalirwa, Mityana Municipality MP  Francis Zaake, among others. MP Betty Nambooze trying to explain...
2021 Election:Top FDC Stalwart Defects To NRM

2021 Election:Top FDC Stalwart Defects To NRM

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza As the 2021 general election looms nearer, politicians have started defecting from their parties to join others which they hope will help them get elected into political offices next year. The most recent defector is Forum  for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart James Birungi Ozo, who has since defected to the ruling National Resistance Movement. James Birungi Ozo with Dr Kizza Besigye and other FDC members before he defected Ozo, who has served the FDC in various capacities in past years, now wants to contest for the Kibale County Member of Parliament on NRM ticket. Ozo, who was the coordinator of Peoples Government in Tooro region and FDC district chairman Kamwenge, crossed to NRM with more than 50 party supporters.  He was received by the minist...
FDC Roles Out  Program For Regional 15th Anniversary Celebrations

FDC Roles Out Program For Regional 15th Anniversary Celebrations

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By Keefa Nuwahereza  The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has rolled a programme for celebration of the Party's 15th Anniversary across the country. While commenting about the programme that will be covering different parts of the country on a given day, Edward Assimwe Councillor, a staunch FDC supporter wrote thus on Facebook;  "We have already rolled out our Forum For Democratic Change  FDC 15 years anniversary programs in some parts of Kiruhura district and  I confirm that with or without Uganda Police Force authority the program's will go on.#DoubleActionYear" The first FDC program for the 15th Anniversary Celebrations In December 2020 the FDC marked their 15th anniversary at Mandela National Stadium Namboole, Kampala and now they want to take the celebrations upcountr...
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