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FDC presidential candidates begin joint campaigns

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 14th September 2020 08:00 PM

The party publicist Ibrahim Ssemujju explained that the joint delegates' meetings which were due to kick off in Buikwe district on Monday (September 14, 2020), were postponed due to various reasons.

FDC presidential candidates begin joint campaigns

Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, FDC publicist

The party publicist Ibrahim Ssemujju explained that the joint delegates' meetings which were due to kick off in Buikwe district on Monday (September 14, 2020), were postponed due to various reasons.

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party presidential candidates' are to kick start joint campaigns this week.

The two including; party national chairman Ambassador, Wasswa Birigwa and party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi are aspiring for the party's presidential flag ahead of the 2021 elections.

The party publicist Ibrahim Ssemujju explained that the joint delegates' meetings which were due to kick off in Buikwe district on Monday (September 14, 2020), were postponed due to various reasons.

"One of the candidates Amuriat was still upcountry conducting individual campaigns in Karamoja. We regret the postponement and apologize to the delegates from greater Mukono who were due to gather in Lugazi Municipality this morning," he said.

While addressing journalists at the party's headquarters in Kampala, Ssemuju said the candidates will start with Kampala delegates at the party headquarters.

"But the candidates are already on their individual campaigns before the joint campaigns in different sub regions," he added.

The party also accused Electoral Commission (EC) of failing to promote voter education.

"There is lack of sufficient information on the electoral process. Justice Simon Byabakama and his team are sleeping on job. That is why many elections are continuing to come as a surprise to Ugandans," he noted.

He stressed that it is the very reason why there was a low turn up in the recently concluded youth elections.

He called the Commission to roll out the necessary information for political parties and the public to know what to do.

"Can you imagine nominations for local government are about to start without sufficient information to candidates and the public? The NRM is doing more advertising of their internal elections than the commission. This is likely to be the worst elections are nothing is organized," he said.

"Do you know that today, the entire country remembers NRM primaries more than the youth elections because of lack of information?" he said.

The party also urged the EC to lax the COVID-19 restrictions on meetings and rallies.

"It is through these rallies and gatherings that the public gets sufficient information about elections. Candidates do more voter education than the EC," Ssemujju added.     





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