Election 2016

Besigye Calls Crisis FDC NEC Meeting as Youth Denounce Mbabazi

Some of the FDC supporters that stormed the TDA meeting

Dr Kizza Besigye, website http://dailyampersand.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/templates.php the FDC flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections has called for restraint and calmness after a group of radical party youth dragged him from a meeting of The Democratic Alliance on Thursday.

The youth who led the operation that saw Besigye quit the TDA meeting at Royal Suites Hotel in Bugolobi, about it http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-components/theme-engine-v1/classes/wpsc-products-by-category.php Kampala, capsule http://conceptbath.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php include Babi Kahemba and Doreen Nyanjura.

This move was also supported by MPs who included Geoffrey Ekanya who has been acting as Besigye’s chief campaign strategist.

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Besigye was taken to the FDC headquarters where the angry youth read for him the riot act.

The youth warned that FDC would not accept TDA’s endorsement of Amama Mbabazi as the alliance’s flag-bearer in the 2016 election, as alleged in the media.

They also pointed out that the decision to allow Mbabazi in TDA was wrong on the onset.

The youth claimed that while they did not have anything personal with Mbabazi, his alleged “involvement in the suppression of our struggle are still fresh in our minds, he is responsible for our continued suffering.”

They said that Mbabazi should be held “personally responsible for our current predicament in regard the enactment of the Public Order Management Act.”

As if this is not enough, the youth argued that Mbabazi remained an NRM member, questioning TDA’s logic in backing a ruling party associate in the election yet the alliance seeks a change of the statusquo.

Besigye speaks

Apparently touched by the FDC supporters’ concerns, Besigye called a special meeting of NEC “to have the last word on this.”

He said the crisis in the party was occasioned by press reports that TDA officials were favouring Mbabazi against the FDC candidate.

“Our people are concerned by this alleged unfairness,” said Besigye.

“They are saying the process is unfair. The people are right, it must be questioned. The process must fair,” he added.

Besigye clarified that FDC had not pulled out of the TDA arrangement.

He, however, assured supporters that the FDC NEC meeting would convene this week possibly Friday to take a stand on the TDA controversies.

“NEC must sit and discuss concerns of unfairness. People are confused that how can a coalition of opposition support Hon Mbabazi who is an NRM member,” he added.

But the youth said they would not allow Mbabazi “who has just been stabbing us in the back to come and lead us.”

Mbabazi reportedly told TDA that he would not quit NRM.

He also promised to bring on board disgruntled NRM members to galvanise the alliance’s efforts to seize power in 2016.

The former Prime Minister said he would use his connections to raise a considerable amount of money to support the alliance’s joint candidates in the general elections.


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