Mafabi wins FDC Secretary General seat




Nandala Mafabi has won the race for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Secretary General.

The Budadiri West legislator polled a whopping 809 votes in a highly contested race.

Mafabi was followed by Terego County, Kassiano Wadri, a closest rival who polled 161 votes.

Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Ssempala who earlier bowed out of the race citing voting irregularities, still managed a miserable 9 votes.

Other 9 votes were invalidated.

Mafabi, the winner, is a former Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

He now replaces Alice Alaso whose term ended and is now eyeing the Vice President Eastern.

During the delegates conference held at UMA Conference hall in Lugogo, Hon Odonga Otto, Aruu county MP announced he had stepped down in favour of “gentleman”, Mafabi for the same position.

Mafabi is one of the top contributors to the FDC party with Shs 22m after Hon Wafula Oguttu at Shs 25 since 2011.

About Mafabi

He was born in Busamaga Village, Sironko District, on 17 January 1966.

After attending local primary schools, he transferred to Mbale Secondary School for his O-Level studies.

For his A-Level education, he attended Busoga College, Mwiri, in Jinja District.

He was admitted to Makerere University, graduating in 1988, with the degree of Bachelor of Statistics & Economics.

He followed that with the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, also from Makerere in 1989.

In 1993, he obtained the Diploma in Income Tax Administration from Uganda Management Institute in Kampala.

In 1993, he passed the Certified Public Accountant examinations in both Kenya Uganda Uganda.

In 1995 he was admitted the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

In 1997, he went back to Makerere University, graduating in 2000 with the degree of Master of Arts in Economics, followed by the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 2006.

In 1988, straight out of undergraduate studies at Makerere, he was hired as a Tax Assessor, with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), serving in that capacity until 1993.

From 1993 until 1994, he worked as a Revenue Officer.

He was promoted to Senior Revenue Officer in 1995, working in that capacity until 1996.

He worked as the Principal Revenue Officer at URA in 1997.

From 1998 until 2000, he worked as the Senior Principal Revenue Officer and Acting Chief Internal Auditor at URA.

From 2000 until 2001, he worked as a Financial Management Consultant in the private sector.

In 2001, he entered Uganda’s elective politics by contesting the “Budadiri County West” parliamentary constituency.

He won and was re-elected in 2011 and is the current incumbent MP.

From 2006 until 2011, Nandala Mafabi served as the Chairman of the powerful Public Accounts Committee in the Ugandan Parliament.

From 2001 until 2006, he served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Economy.

From 2008 until now, he serves as the Chairman of Bugisu Cooperative Union.

From 2011 until 2014, he served as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.

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