November 27, 2021

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Amuriat: FDC weathered Bobi Wine, Muntu storm

FDC President Patrick Amuriat addresses members

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party President Patrick Amuriat has said he comes from a background of taking hard decisions.

In 2017, as the norm is, FDC the party that practices democracy of high level.

He was elected as the Party President of the mighty party.

“Thank you for being part of that period, and making me your leader. May be it was the reason God put me in such an office, it was and has been a period of turbulence,” he told the FDC community in Mbale district over the weekend.

Immediately after FDC internal elections, Gen. Mugisha Muntu left the party with the a section of leaders.

He took a large number of MPs and local leaders.

“We embarked on the process of demobilizing members back to the party, many became very hostile to the party, but I didn’t give up on talking to each one of them. The MPs slowly responded to my call and a few remained with us, and accepted and offered leadership.”

Immediately, as the dust settled, People Power pressure group began to take shape, and much of its focus was on FDC.

“We were insulted and blackmailed with no justifiable reasons. I and many of you, stood the storm. Today, many of you who were insulting, abusing and blackmailing us, have started realizing the burden of the wasted energy,” Amuriat said.  

This took FDC up to the period of elections, which elections had mixed reactions.

“But as a party, we shall keep focused to building the democracy this country needs and deserves. Those holding meetings with NRMs at night while lying to the world that you are struggling to remove the junta, should know it’s a red flag for you. When we land on you, be sure, we shall deal with you as the party constitution states.”

“You people must learn from history, many of these people who go to NRM immediately become useless and dumped with no remorse. So what’s your ambition in life if you cannot see the things naked eyes can see. We can read a list of leaders who betrayed the struggle to join the junta, but today are very useless.”

He told the members to keep strong in the struggle and feel free to speak without fear or favour.

“We are here to hear from you and build our party to propel the goals and objectives for its formation.”

Speaking in Teso sub region, Amuriat said the members remained resistant and committed to the struggle.

“When I look around, I see many in this room, who should have actually been in the house of parliament and other local government positions. But because of complete electoral thuggery, they were denied there heard earned victory.”

“I’m hopeful that you’ve not given up on the struggle just because the junta stole your win. For those who were successfully pronounced winners, time for celebrations are done, you have to roll up your sleeves and get to work for the good of the party and community.”

“You know, alot of propaganda is around, saying that FDC is long gone, but why rig Adupo Florence, Eigu Daniel, Emaju James, and many more others if the party was not functional? FDC is a credible and reliable Party, which thrives to build leaders from grass root to the national level.”

He said it is only in FDC, where one can find competition and respect to internal electoral process.

For us as leaders, we understand the challenges of our people and Uganda at large, but most importantly we are here to listen from you our people from Teso, and build a strategically placed opinion on the way forward.”

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