The long awaited kick off of picking nomination forms for presidential flag bearer of Uganda’s strongest opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) started yesterday and only Wasswa Birigwa, the FDC Nationaal Chairman picked the forms.
Today is the deadline for picking the and news coming in indicates that four-time presidential candidate on FDC ticket Dr Kizza Besigye is set to visit the party headquarters at Najjanankmbi.
According to the party, Besigye is only set to address the party about a series of issues. However, there is also speculation that Besigye will pick nomination forms to stand as the party’s flag bearer in the next elections.
Two weeks ago the top leadership held a meeting at their headquarters to discuss who will be their presidential flag bearer in the 2021 General Election.
Our sources tipped us that the top officials were proposing plan B candidates if Besigye turns down chance to stand again. Amongst the options were Birigwa, Party President Patrick Amuriat, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Secretary General Nandala Mafabi among others.
A week ago, Amuriat publically announced that if Besigye offers himself to stand again, the top party organ already agreed that there will be no party elections for presidential race flag bearer.
Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the FDC party spokesperson referred Amuriat’s remarks as a wish, and not in the constitution of the party.
Currently, Police has deployed heavily at the FDC head offices in Najjanakumbi.