FULL RESULTS: Mafabi Bounces Back to FDC Top Leadership

Hon Nandala Mafabi at the FDC Delegates Conference on Friday

Pope Francis said today that he is planning to travel to Africa in November, information pills specifically to the Central African Republic, Uganda, and possibly Kenya.

The Pope made the revelation in a meeting with hundreds of priests from around the world participating in the Third World Priests Retreat in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

In the meeting, the Pope responded to the question from an African priest asking when he planned to come to Africa.

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“God willing, I will be in Africa in November. In the Central African Republic first and then Uganda,” he responded.

The pontiff added that it “is possible” that he may also go to Kenya, but said this is not certain, because of organizational challenges.

Once he comes in November, the pope will have missed by a month the 50th anniversary of Canonization of the Uganda martyrs which is slated for October.

The Church in Uganda had earlier expressed pessimism of the Papal visit to Uganda, having not received any formal communication from Rome since the Pope was invited by President Yoweri Museveni late last year.
The former Leader of Opposition in Parliament, find Nathan Nandala Mafabi who three years ago failed to win the Forum for Democratic Change presidency has finally triumphed as the new party Secretary General elect.

Mafabi was elected on Friday night during the FDC National Delegates` Conference that as well filled the major secretariat positions set to steer the party for the next five years.

The Budadiri legislator started with an early win even before the voting process when when one of the contenders, case Samuel Odonga Otto stood down in his favor during the campaign session.

Otto who also represents Aruu County in Parliament, medications was nominated for the SG on Friday morning bringing the numbers of contestants to four including the Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala and Terego County MP, Kasiano Wadri who is the outgoing deputy SG.

Nabilah also controversially withdrew from the contest citing election malpractice during the recently concluded grass root elections that metamorphosed into the Friday`s exercise.

ChimpReports understands that on Wednesday night, Nabilah handed in a damning petition to FDC headquarters giving the party an ultimatum of 12 hours to rectify the voting register flaws that she raised earlier on Tuesday. Her demands were however not met and in protest she bowed out of the race, never stepping a foot at the delegates conference venue at UMA Show ground in Lugogo.

By the time the FDC voters entered the poll only two competitors were remaining in the ballot in the names of Nandala Mafabi and Kassian Wadri.

Just as widely expected, Wadri only escorted Mafabi to the victory scoring only 161 of the total vote which is the equivalent of only 16 per cent.

Nandala's supporters hoist him across the room at UMA Show Ground

Nandala’s supporters hoist him across the room at UMA Show Ground

Mafabi bagged 801 votes equivalent of 82 per cent of the total vote cast and was officially declared the winner by party Electoral Commission as the replacement of Alice Alaso who had successfully served her constitutionally restricted two terms.

Other Positions

Despite the position of the Secretary General being the most electrifying position, with the exception of presidency that was concluded in November 2012, all FDC executive positions were filled with new leaders.

The FDC National Chairperson is now Amb. Birigwa Wasswa who got 443 votes trouncing the outgoing Secretary for Legal Affairs, Wandera Ogalo and Bwanika Baale. Birigwa is as old as four months in FDC and sources reliably told us days before the elections that he was fronted by a section of Central Uganda stalwarts in the party.

The new Deputy FDC Secretary General is youthful Harold Kaija who got 546 votes

The new Deputy National Chairpersons are now Salama Musumba for Eastern who got 744 votes trouncing MP Kevina Nataka. For north is Dokolo LCV chairman, JB Okello Okello who scored 453 votes beating the youthful Masia Lillian from Maracha.

For the Deputy Presidents, the Commissioner of Parliament, Reagan Okumu went unopposed for northern region while Alice Alaso manufactured her “sole candidacy” live on campaign stage by asking her only challenger, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu to step down for her. Oguttu had no choice but to gentlemanly bow out when the slender sized Serere woman confronted him to do so.

Patrick Baguma won for the Deputy President Western with 293 VOTES hammering Francis Mwijukye and Katembeya Stanley. Meanwhile Joyce Ssebugwawo won the Central race.

The former Women League`s Chairperson, Ingrid Turinawe beat the Obongi County MP, Fungaroo Kaps in the Secretary for Mobilization contest by getting 497 votes.

Kyadondo East MP, Ssemujju Nganda became the Secretary for Information and Publicity after getting 498 votes whipping Sarah Eperu and Kikonyogo John.

The Kabale University lecturer, Dr. Joseph Tinderebwa was elected Secretary for Research while Geoffrey Ekanya who had gotten an earlier favor from Angelina Osege who stepped down for him, became the Treasurer General when he polled 851.

Beatrice Atim Anywar was elected the Deputy Treasurer General.




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