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Amuriat vows to 'sweep' Soroti ahead of campaign launch

By Stuart Yiga

Added 26th October 2020 03:46 PM

“This is where I started my political journey from, so, I am convinced that it is the best decision to use the same area to launch my campaigns,” he said.

Amuriat vows to 'sweep' Soroti ahead of campaign launch

Patrick Amuriat, (Centre) addressing journalists at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Monday. Photos by Stuart Yiga

“This is where I started my political journey from, so, I am convinced that it is the best decision to use the same area to launch my campaigns,” he said.

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential aspirant, Patrick Amuriat, has assured his party that he will ‘sweep' Soroti and other parts of Teso region come 2021 general elections.

While addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi Monday, Amuriat disclosed that he has also organised to launch his official campaign touches in his home town in Soroti.

"This is where I started my political journey from, so, I am convinced that it is the best decision to use the same area to launch my campaigns," he said.

Dr Stella Nyanzi attending a training session for FDC flag-bearers for Kampala and Wakiso



He also castigated the government for giving them fewer funds on top of taxing them.

"NRM allocates its self a lot of money and gives other political parties peanuts but as if that is not enough, they go ahead and tax even the little they give us," said Amuriat.

FDC also disclosed that they are finalising their manifesto that will be launched officially after the nomination of their presidential candidate by the electoral commission next month.

Some of the FDC flag bearers attending a training session at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi


"While as we care about the lives of our people as far as COVID-19 is concerned, as FDC we shall not allow police to disrupt our people on the nominations day and during the campaigns," said Amuriat.

They added that they count their support on people, therefore, they cannot survive without them.

"Actually we shall soon launch our fundraising drive among our people including those in the village, this is a struggle that our people have to take part in at all levels," he said.



Meanwhile, the FDC Deputy Spokesperson, John Kikonyogo appealed to the government also to consider paying registration fees for private candidates across the country.

"As FDC we believe that government should pay for all candidates in Uganda otherwise a big number of candidates will not sit for their final exams because most parents cannot afford the required fees," said Kikonyogo.



He added that instead of fueling money in making face masks for schools, the government should divert this money and help out the students so that they get a chance to sit for their final exams.

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