61 leaders in Ankole quit FDC to join Muntu

The FDC leaders have quit to join Mugisha Muntu's New Formation

The FDC leaders have quit to join Mugisha Muntu's New Formation

More than 60 leaders of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party from Ankole sub-region have today announced their decision to quit the party.

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.
"We’ve failed to agree on strategies on how to access power. Currently FDC believes in defiance as the only way. Others who don’t believe in defiance for example party development and building the structures from LC1 to the district, we have no space. They have openly told us that if you don’t believe in defiance, you have no space." Kafureka said.  
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. 
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