By Sandra Birungi
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is going to carry out fresh elections after a party reconciliation committee recommended fresh elections to reconcile the party differences.
However, the party lacks funds for the new elections and now they are going to mobilize funds to meet the obligation of reconciling the differences.
The president-elect, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu said that if top party organs decide to indeed have fresh elections, then there will be mobilizing for funds to finance the new elections. “The party is financially constrained but would make fundraisings to raise money for various party activities after discussing common provisions in the report at both formal and informal level. We don’t have funds now for various activities but as a party we shall have to mobilize for them in order to build the party structures,” Gen. Muntu said in an interview with a local newspaper.
To discuss and reach a conclusion, the party official will meet next week on Tuesday.
Gen. Muntu emerged as the winner against outstanding opposition and the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Nandala Mafabi in the elections last year after party founding president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye retired. “I welcome the committee’s report because we instituted it to carry out the investigation and I am ready for fresh polls if the party organs decide so after discussing the report,” Muntu said.
Talking about the recommended fresh elections, FDC secretary-general, Alice Alaso said, “The process of conducting fresh polls is complicated. We would need to conduct five delegates’ conferences before we think of conducting fresh presidential polls.”