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FDC campaigns in Teso

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th December 2005 03:00 AM

THE Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party on Wednesday combed Kumi district, where it held 10 presidential campaign rallies.

THE Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party on Wednesday combed Kumi district, where it held 10 presidential campaign rallies.

By Nathan Etengu
THE Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party on Wednesday combed Kumi district, where it held 10 presidential campaign  rallies.
The FDC organising secretary, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and the national party chairman, Dr. Suleiman Kiggundu, led separate teams that reached all the corners of the three constituencies in the district before they converged for the final rally in Kumi town.
Muntu told supporters that they expected jailed party leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to be released on Monday.
“We expected the High Court to prevail on this matter on Monday and once he is out, we shall hit the campaign trail,” Muntu told a rally in Kumi.
He blamed President Yoweri Museveni for telling one lie after another. He said Museveni’s promise to introduce universal secondary education was a mockery.
“How can sh16,500 pay for secondary education in present day Uganda?” Muntu asked.
Kiggundu said the recent resignation of the Mengo cabinet had weakened Museveni’s popularity in Buganda.
He said Museveni had enjoyed a “political bed” relationship with the Mengo cabinet headed by the former Katikkiro, Joseph Ssemwogerere.
“I come from the royal kingdom of Buganda. I can assure you that Museveni’s popularity in Buganda has ended,” Kiggundu told the rally at Ngora and Kumi.
Muntu’s team that included Kumi County MP Eng. Patrick Amuriat held rallies at Kachumbala, Kidongole, Mukongoro and kanyum, while kiggundu’s team that included the party’s national secretary, Alice Alaso and Ngora MP Dr. Francis Epetait, held rallies at Kobuin market, Ngora, Kapir trading centre and Mukura, the scene of the 1989 incident in which 47 people were suffocated to death by indisciplined UPDF soldiers.
Muntu said the country had deteriorated to a level where health, education and agricultural services were no longer worth mentioning.
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FDC campaigns in Teso

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