By Jane Nambi
The raw over who won the FDC presidential elections has turned sour as other party members now seek to have former FDC Presidential candidate, Nandala Mafabi fired.
The Party’s Secretary General and Serere Woman MP, Alice Alaso and Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala are seeking to have Mafabi sacked from the party.
Mafabi first called for the resignation of Alice Alaso, whom he blames for “orchestrating the rigging at Namboole.” Party Spokesman Wafula Oguttu confirmed the new development saying, “It is true that some people want Mafabi to be removed but majority of the party does not agree with that because they are not giving any justification. In any case, if Muntu accepts that view, it will be madness because it will lead to a split in the party. By the way, the review (of Mafabi’s leadership) has always been there but it does not necessarily mean that he is to be recalled. It is about assessing his performance and if they find an individual suitable, they can be retained.”
The decision to take action against Mafabi was communicated to the party president, Mugisha Muntu during an FDC MPs meeting that sat at the party headquarters, Najjanankumbi on January, 14. They cite incompetence in his job as leader of opposition in Parliament and his refusal to recognize the presidency of Muntu as grounds for his dismissal. “This group alleges that Mafabi has refused to accept that he was defeated and yet he remains incompetent in the House,” said a party member who is familiar with the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by Muntu and attended by over 15 lawmakers.