By Georgewilliam Kakooza
The Forum for Democratic Change FDC has suspended some of the Prominent Party after defying the party constitution, stood as independent candidates even when they lost primaries.
In the Document signed by the Party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi, quoted Article 12(d) of their constitution to expel the trio.
Article 12(d) on Cessation states that, “If a member joins another party or in an election stands as an independent ceases to be a member of FDC’’.
Nandala also urged the FDC members and party structures of Rukungiri to only solicit support for FDC candidates alleging that “Any member of the party who campaigns for an independent candidate or otherwise shall be expelled from the party,” Mafabi wrote.
He also directed the expelled members to immediately stop using the FDC sign and colors otherwise the party would advise the electoral commission to disqualify them,“The entire public is hereby informed that these independent candidates are not members of FDC and have no moral authority to act on behalf of FDC,” Mafabi stated.
Turinawe’s challenges started after she lost in the primaries to Dr. Nuwagaba for the party flag for the Rukungiri Municipality seat. She claimed she was rigged.
Babihuga lost the party primaries for Woman MP to Muzanira and also decided to contest as an independent candidate.
Rukungiri is regarded as former FDC Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye’s home and stronghold.