The leading Forum for Democratic Change ( FDC ) is seemingly in shambles today partly because its top leadership positions are held by young and inexperienced leaders, the party spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has said.
These young leaders according to Nganda, (who is also the opposition whip in parliament) have evidently done a poor job in treating what he calls the post-election bruises that the party suffered at the close of last year.
The November 2017 elections kicked out incumbent party President Gen Mugusha Muntu and ushered in the new leadership under Patrick Amuriat Oboi, whose M.O. has been described by several observers as “radical.”
In the moments leading to the elections and days afterwards, Gen Muntu let out a party-quaking outburst; threating to part ways with the party he helped form over a decade ago.
Muntu has not openly backed down from these threats, and he is currently holding nationwide campaigns to get the views of the party grassroots, which he says will inform his next course of action.
In one such campaign meetings last week, he was quoted to have said that he didn’t regret losing the part presidency, because the FDC had turned into a war zone for the five years he was in charge.
“I look back and I thank God I didn’t become party president again,” the former army commander was quoted.
Following his chastening defeat in November, Muntu has also made comments that were perceived to weaken the FDC and the opposition in Uganda.
In his most recent, he suggested that the opposition was not ready to take power from President Yoweri Museveni.
Source: chimp reports
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