Nabilah stirs chaos in FDC ahead of delegates meet


Nabilah Sempala


Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is expected to hold its National Delegates Conference on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Byamugyisha Moses, FDC presidential aspirant says the party shifted the venue from Namboole stadium to UMA show grounds in Lugogo.

The party also communicated the same on social media without giving clear reasons.

“We are committed to practice democracy within FDC where every member has equal opportunity to compete for party leadership and express their opinion in an atmosphere of mutual respect for one another,” the message read.

At the conference, FDC members will vote to fill positions of vice president, party chairperson and deputies, secretary general and deputies, treasurer general and deputies, the legal secretary and party mobilisers, which are currently vacant following the exit of those whose terms have expired.

Notable among the key positions is the Secretary General slot formerly occupied by Alice Alaso and now sought by Nandala Mafabi, former Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala,  FDC deputy secretary general, Kassiano Wadri and Kaberamaidio MP, Florence Ibi Ekwau.

“Nominations for NEC positions will be on Wednesday at party headquarters and I encourage all young leaders to go and pick nomination forms,” Byamugyisha who is challenging FDC President, Mugisha Muntu, for the flag bearer position, announced.

Nabillah stirs chaos, mars grassroots polls

FDC Electoral Commission was forced to suspend the grassroots polls in Nakawa Division in Kampala over chaos involving some party members.

The FDC party Grassroots polls in Kampala started on Sunday and were expected to end on Monday ahead of the National Delegates conference.

Dan Mugarura, the FDC party Electoral Commission Chairperson told URN that they were prompted to call off the polls after some party members led byMP Nabilah tried to vote by force.

Nabilah denies having mobilised the youths to disrupt the polls.

She however, says some of the youths who missed voting at the cell and ward levels wanted to vote at the division level.

According to Nabilah, she only provided transport when the youths approached her for help.

She says it would be useless for her to mobilise people to disrupt elections in her constituency where her voters are because she is already a Member of Parliament.

According to the party Electoral Commission the grassroots elections in Kampala are expected to be complete by Wednesday in all the city division.

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