By Jane Nambi
The inquiry committee which was elected to look into the party divisions in Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is set to rule in a month’s time after they met and heard all sides of the story in all camps.
After the party elections last year in which Mugisha Muntu won, opposition leader who was also vying for the party presidency, Nandala Mafabi accused Mr. Muntu’s camp of election malpractice. They cited Alice Alaso as one of the people who voted more than once, something which is not acceptable.
After failure to settle the divisions, a committee of inquiry was set up to help investigate and solve the problems the party was facing.
The ruling will include whether indeed Mr. Muntu’s camp won the elections illegally and if so, fresh elections might be ordered.
Mugisha Muntu took over the party presidency from FDC founder, Dr. Kizza Besigye who decided to step down before the end of his term. Muntu is to lead FDC until the end of Dr. Besigye’s term then fresh elections will be conducted to see who will replace him. The term expires in 2014.