Lukwago, while speaking to the media on Monday, September 10, 2023, at the Katonga faction offices along Katonga Road, said that the next delegate’s conference is set to be held on March 15, 2024.
FDC Katonga faction announces dates for new delegates conference
The acting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Katonga faction party president, Erias Lukwago, has announced the dates for yet another delegates conference.
He said the delegates conference will be in fulfilment of one of the resolutions from the recently concluded delegates’ conference that sat on September 19, 2023, where an interim government was named and given 6 months to have a delegates conference organised to elect new substantive party leaders.
Pulse Uganda has since learnt that a programme has already been released with youth and women converging this week and on October 6, before all the party founders meet to discuss the future of the party, which is riddled with leadership wrangles.
Lukwago cautioned FDC party members against organising another delegates conference.
“Whoever attempts or purports to convene another delegates’ conference outside that framework, they are on a frolic on their own. Don’t waste your time going to any meeting purported to be a delegates’ conference on the 6th,” Lukwago said on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Najjanankumbi group earlier last month announced that it will hold a delegates’ conference on October 6, 2023, as the party moves to elect new leaders ahead of the 2026 general elections.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the FDC delegates conference, which was organised by party chairperson Wasswa Birigwa and held at Katonga offices, unanimously resolved to throw out their party president Patrick Amuriat and secretary general Nandala Mafabi, naming an interim leadership headed by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
Party members also resolved to suspend Geofrey Ekanya and electoral head Toterebuka Bamwenda.
The conference attracted quite a number of party members, including party officials from upcountry areas such as Busia.
During the event, police also used teargas to disperse top members of the FDC who wanted to attend.
Busabala was the initial planned venue for the event, but it was shifted to the Katonga Road offices after police blocked access to the initial venue. Roads leading to Katonga have also been blocked by police amidst a standoff.
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