Opposition Forum for Democratic Change has crossed ugly rumours spreading about their alleged neglect of Arua by-election flag bearer Hon Kassiano Wadri.
Hon. Wadri was nominated for Terego constituency while ike wise, Mr. Musema was nominated for Arua constituency for 2016 election.
Here is what the party says:
FDC flag bearers are nominated every five years. This has been the case in Jinja East for Hon. Mwiru Paul Rukungiri for Hon. Betty Muzanira for Woman MP Rukungiri District, Kyadondo East for Hon. Kantinti and elsewhere.
Hon. Wadri was nominated for Terego constituency, and he is still our flag bearer for that constituency at the next by-election/2021.
Likewise, Mr. Musema was nominated for Arua constituency for 2016 election, and he remains our flag bearer for that constituency till 2021.
If there was a by-election to be held in Terego, Hon. Wadri will still be FDC’s flag bearer.
It would be unfair to Hon. Wadri or any flagbearer of FDC to lose nomination to another FDC member only because there is a by-election in Terego or any other constituency.
We are not a party just for elections, we are a party ingrained in peoples’ lives, and our flag bearers, when nominated, they work within their constituencies for 5 years. And it is only after the expiry of that term, that a party primary is held.