FDC rallies EU diplomats against army, LDUs in 2021 polls

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EU diplomats at FDC

The FDC Party this week hosted a delegation of 11 ambassadors from the European Union at the FDC Party National Headquarters- Najjanankumbi – Kampala.

The FDC Party President Hon. Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi led the FDC leaders in welcoming the diplomats and there after the President chaired a high level meeting with the diplomats.

The European Union (EU) ambassadors held a closed door meeting with the top leadership of FDC ahead of the 2021 elections.

Addressing journalists after their four-hour meeting, the head of the EU delegation, Attilio Pacifici, said they exchanged views with FDC officials on various issues in the country as they head into elections.

Amuriat receiving the diplomats
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He added that they discussed the economic situation in the country, the party manifesto, demographic growth of the country and human rights issues, among others.

They are going to meet the Alliance for National Transformation party headed by Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu next week to also get their views.

Then they will also meet President Museveni under NRM.

The delegation last week met the National Unity Platform party headed by Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

FDC deputy party spokesperson John Kikonyogo told journalists that they discussed the army involvement in national elections, raising concern that this might be a recipe for violence.

“We are worried that LDUs are going to be involved in the forthcoming elections and we are saying let police be left to man the elections because it is its mandate. Police should also report to the Electoral Commission [EC) not the IGP [Inspector General of Police],” Kikonyogo said.

He also said they discussed the EC requirement that aspirants to ask permission from police before conducting any political meeting.

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