KAMPALA- Uganda’s biggest opposition political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairperson Eng Wasswa Biriggwa has on Thursday October 8th 2020 bowed out from vying for the party’s presidential flag.
Two party bigwigs i.e Eng Birigwa and party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi have been campaigning so that the party members can choose a better candidate to stand against NRM’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in the next presidential race.
Ambassador Biriggwa’s announcement was made on Thursday ahead of voting where he stressed that this is an opportunity to unify the party.
“I am allowing Patrick Amuriat Oboi to carry on this. I have found him strong and he is going to give Mr Museveni a run for his money,” Mr Biriggwa said on Thursday at the FDC head offices in Najjanankumbi.
Biriggwa’s exit caps a stunning reversal of fortune following a strong performance in party joint campaigns last month.
Biriggwa said he did not make the decision lightly, describing it as a “gesture to unify the FDC”.
Mr Amuriat was then declared the FDC flag bearer by the party Electoral Commission chairman, Mr Boniface Bamwenda.
“Whereas Ambassador Biriggwa Wasswa endorsed Amuriat as the flag bearer, the commission declares honorable Amuriat Oboi Amuriat as the presidential party flag bearer of the FDC party,” he said.
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