FDC drops Anywar over Besigye 


Beatrice Anywar

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] has dropped Kitgum Woman MP, Beatrice Anywar as their flag bearer in 2016 election for supporting Amama Mbabazi instead of Kizza Besigye.

Denis Onekalit Amere, a former Makerere University Guild President, is now the official FDC flag bearer for Kitgum Municipality MP seat.

The FDC party electoral commission chairman, Dan Mugarura, says Anywar was dropped because of her “hostility to the party and its presidential candidate”.

Anywar, the FDC shadow minister of energy, oil and mineral resources, at the start of November chose to escort Mbabazi to Namboole for his presidential nomination instead of being in Besigye’s entourage.

“I Beatrice Anywar going to nominate Amama Mbabazi with FDC and the umbrella is the one which joins us,” she said.

Earlier, Anywar had said Mbabazi was the right candidate to become the joint opposition presidential flag bearer under The Democratic Alliance (TDA) arrangement.

“My conviction today is that under TDA, Hon Amama Mbabazi is better placed to carry the flag, to try to make a strike into the goal. Why? Because out of the nine, the majority went for him. If we are to go for democratic tendencies, we must walk the talk. I don’t like playing backward and forward,” she maintained.

Anywar’s decision to choose Mbabazi over Besigye has since raised eye brows in the opposition party.

In a meeting chaired by the party president, Gen Mugisha Muntu, at the party headquarters last Thursday, Anywar was pushed out of FDC’s Kitgum plans for 2016.

The FDC party Secretary General, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, announced Amere as new party flag bearer after which Anywar was sent to the disciplinary committee.

The defiant Anywar, however, threatened to drag the party to court for failing to conduct party primaries for the same seat and plotting against her.

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