Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has unveiled a road map for 2023 structure formation to prepare the party for national elections through the internal exercise for electing leaders at different levels.
While speaking during a press conference at Najjankumbi on Monday, the head of the FDC electoral commission, Bonafance Toterebuka Bamwenda, also unveiled the FDC candidates to contest in the position of Chairperson LC 5 and Bukedea Sub–County male LCV Councilor.
“As FDC, we are to embark on an exercise to implement our election roadmap as resolved by the executive committee. This is being done through electing leaders starting from village to district level, to have 26 leaders from each village, parish, Sub County and constituency,” he said.
At the end of the exercise, the party will have created new mandates and leaders, plus identifying people who will oversee elections at the grassroots.
Bamwenda added that the party will actively participate in the upcoming elections in Bukedea district and Oyam North. He then unveiled the candidates to represent the party in the Bukedea elections.
“We are therefore pleased to announce Oita Sam Odeke as our LCV District chairperson candidate for Bukedea District and William Okia for Bukedea Sub–County by-election.
“FDC expects to nominate its candidates on 5th June 2023. Both candidates are proven politicians who have gone through the FDC leadership training Academy and are committed members of the Party, who never give up despite the regime’s brutality,” he noted.
The party alleged that in the 2021 general elections, the EC connived with Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among to disenfranchise and illegally remove several candidates using illegal court orders.
This matter of the woman MP Bukedea has never been concluded according to the party. “FDC expects her to have outgrown her excessive ego and calm down to understand that the people of Bukedea must determine their leaders,” the political party said.
The National Executive Committee of FDC instructed the Secretary-General to write to the Inspector General of Police informing him about their exercise.