They told journalists at Freedom Gardens in Mbarara municipality that they decided to quit FDC after realising that the current leadership is not committed to strengthening party structures and visibility.
Those who have quit include Daniel Kafureka, the general secretary for Mbarara district, Mweteise Bintabara, FDC chairperson for Kiruhura district, and a number of leaders from the districts of Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Ibanda, Sheema, Mitooma, Rubirizi, Bushenyi and Buhweju districts.
Kafureka said that FDC has deviated from its core values, putting defiance against making FDC a stronger party at the grassroots.
Bintabara who has been the Kiruhura district FDC chairperson says that the failure by the party accommodate views that go beyond defiance has prompted them to quit. He says that the group of leaders will be joining Gen Mugisha Muntu who quit FDC in September citing irreconcilable differences.
Mbarara district FDC president Stanley Katembeya wished those leaving well, saying that the party leadership hasn't has done anything wrong for fronting the defiance strategy.