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Patrick Amuriat wins FDC party presidency

Former Kumi Member of Parliament, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has defeated Gen Mugisha Muntu, the incumbent in the race for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidency.

Muntu, a former army commander and bush war veteran was running for the second and last term garnered 463 votes (41.1 per cent) against Amuriat’s 641 (57.6 per cent). He was defeated at all the six polling stations at Namboole national stadium.

Patrick Oboi Amuriat is the new FDC president

Muntu ran his campaign on the approach of building party structures, accepted the defeat and apologised to those who did not vote for him for having disappointed them.

He said in the coming weeks, he has to make personal decisions about his struggle to liberate the country because he wants to operate in an environment where he is trusted.

“On my side, in the next few weeks, there are decisions I have to make. We need to bear with each other…We’ll do our part as human beings the rest we’ll leave to the living God…Honourable Amuriat you have taken over the seat of FDC but I can tell you it's tough. I wouldn’t want you to operate in the environment that I have operated in...Continue the same path of building the party”, he said.

Amuriat, a new face in the party leadership, on his part, ran his campaign on the defiance strategy (radicalism) vowing to go head-on against the ruling party, NRM.

“Gen Muntu I will never stop to respect you as a president I look up to. I have listened to your remarks and I believe once the dust has settled, we shall have to meet and iron out the differences. We need each other in this party...In the near future I would like to meet all the candidates to find a way on how we can work together", Amuriat said in his acceptance speech.

Amuriat added that the liberation of Uganda will not happen in Parliament but outside with the people. Political minnows Moses Byamugisha got 3 votes while Dan Malcom Matsiko got 2 votes each.


+1 #11 Tariq 2017-11-25 23:21
This election and that of Bobi wine mark a fundamental change.

Millennials have spoken very clearly and historials are history : M&, , Besigye Muntu and co
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0 #12 ricardo nyanza 2017-11-26 01:14
Drogba didaz thats a low blow as ref i have sent you off.

I have to admit i never so that coming because umeme switched off power. But hey things are moving fast i cant keep up.

congulagulations Amuriat. As for muntu either people go with you or they dont pick ur self up alutua continua.
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0 #13 sn 2017-11-26 09:16
Quoting WADADA rogers:
It is the beginning of the fall of FDC, how could Besigye come out to campaign for Amuriat

But when did he campaign for Amuriat? How did he do so?

Be objective on this otherwise that is just your opinion or your wishful thinking.
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0 #14 sn 2017-11-26 09:37
Back to the drawing board. This is what should have happened earlier, elect a civilian to head the party and draw on the soldiers for maximum support, especially those who worked with Museveni and therefore know him well enough.

This is time for Muntu to demonstrate to all doubting Toms that he was never a mole at any one time. This is the time for Besigye to throw all his might behind a civilian for a just cause.

If and when FDC succeeds there will be room for all these leaders to participate in a new Uganda. This is the time to work together for the good of our country.

Enemies will be many, just as there will be traitors. But one thing is very sure, Muntu + Besigye + POA = SUCCESS
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0 #15 Didaz 2017-11-26 18:02
sn My friend,politics is a very unforgiving game Failure to read the mood of the people can produce Donald Trump you see!

A very conflicted candidate against the underdog can turn the game on its head!
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-1 #16 Robert Atuhairwe 2017-11-26 20:44
Dr Besigye floored Muntu yet again.
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