“This villager has no money to fund my campaigns. We are going to hold a village to village fundraising drive. This campaign is to be financed by the people themselves,” he added.
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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has kicked a fundraising drive for their presidential party campaigns.
The party president who also doubles as the party presidential flag-bearer, Patrick Amuriat Oboi said he does not have the money to run his campaigns.
"This villager has no money to fund my campaigns. We are going to hold a village to village fundraising drive. This campaign is to be financed by the people themselves," he added.
He stressed that the party is to conduct a simple village campaign to reach the last person in every village to understand ‘our agenda' of the party.
Amuriat explained that the drive will also help in winning support for other party flagbearers in different parts of the country.
"This is going to be a fundraising drive and at the same a campaign strategy for all our candidates," he notes.
He stressed that the party has embarked on a process to talk to independent candidates.
Amuriat said a team of senior leaders is already engaging party members who opted to stand as independents after losing in the party primaries for various reasons.
"We are already in talks with some of the members and we shall continue engaging them including, Ingrid Turinawe and many others," he notes.
He said the talks are aimed at getting the independents out of the race to avoid dividing the votes.
He also refuted reports by sections of the media that the party is struggling.
"That is very wrong information. The party is not struggling as many claim. FDC is still as strong as before. We have structures and a strong network at all levels," he explained.
Amuriat noted that those claiming the party is struggling are just trying to discourage party members.
"I want to urge all our members and other Ugandans who want to cause change that FDC is still strong and focused on it agenda," he added.