Nabilah bows out as FDC elects new party leaders


Inside UMA hall


Kampala woman Member of Parliament, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, has withdrawn from the race for the Secretary General position of Forum for Democratic Change party.

Nabilah who was nominated for the post on Thursday withdrew this morning citing anomalies in the compiled list of delegates meeting in Kampala today for the FDC Delegates Conference.

In an interview with URN, Nabilah said the problems in the delegates register depicts a disorganised process whose outcome will not be free and fair.

She says the list consists of  people who were not genuinely elected especially in Kampala.

However when pressed to give details she says they are already contained in her withdrawal letter.

Nabilah was among the four members who were nominated for the position of the party Secretary General.


More delegates arrive


Others are Nandala Mafabi, the former Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Terego County MP Kassiano Wadri, also deputy Secretary General and Florence Ibi Ekwau, the woman MP for Kaberamaido district.

However Dan Mugarura, the FDC party Electoral Commission chairperson says Nabilah’s withdrawal from the race will not affect the process. He called it an “isolated case.”

FDC party delegates are scheduled to elect new leaders for the 35 positions available for replacement after the term of office for the incumbent leaders expired.

These include four Deputy Vice Presidents, the National Chairperson and his four Vice Chairpersons, Secretary General and two deputies among others.

Outgoing FDC Secretary General, Alice Alaso, says they expect the new leaders who will be chosen at the ongoing Delegates Conference at UMA Conference Hall Lugogo to uphold party values.

She presented her status report at the same meeting.

“We hope that they do everything for the good of the party and for the future of this country,” Alaso said speaking on the sidelines of the conference.


Ingrid arriving for the conference


Present at the conference are FDC stalwarts, Kizza Besigye, Ingrid Turinawe, Mugisha Muntu, Wafula Oguttu, among others.

Meanwhile, Former Ugandan Boxing Champion Justin Juuko, is vying for FDC party’s chief mobilizer, a position sought by outgoing Chairman Women’s League, Ingrid Turinawe.

Activist Francis Mwijukye is also vying for FDC President Western Uganda while his colleague, Harold Kaija is pushing for a top slot in the FDC Secretariat.

Aruu county MP, Odonga Otto, has also stepped down for Mafabi in the SG race.

The delegates conference is still ongoing in Lugogo and we shall keep you updated.

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