By David Lumu
As Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) struggles to recuperate from the political fissures that have galvanized the party for the last two weeks, New Vision online has learnt that a group of Nathan Nandala Mafabi’s sympathisers are plotting to drag the party to the Constitutional Court.
The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) expired on February 18, 2013 and this group wants the Constitutional Court to interpret the legal framework under which a party can operate without this organ.
The petition is yet to be filed, but meetings have been going on since the national chairman, Sam Njuba, sent an e-mail to party president Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, on August 23, complaining about the efficacy of a party with an expired NEC.
“We should bring (back) or recall the entire NEC membership as it was just before the elections, then we would see the way forward. That body, despite the fact that it expired, would command the confidence of all party members,” Njuba wrote.
The complaint, according to insiders, meant that the party is being ran on a skeleton structure comprising the party president, vice-president, chairperson and vice-chairpersons. The tenure of the offices like secretary general, chief accounting officer, treasurer general, youth and women leagues expired.
Rukiga MP Jack Sabiiti, a pro-Mafabi member, told Saturday Vision that although some offices had expired, some were working and that they were waiting for elections for the expired organs.