The scramble is still ongoing at the leading opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC], for new leadership positions.
Stalwarts like Hon Nandala Mafabi, Chasiano Wadri, and Hon Nabila Sempala have already expressed interest in the party’s Secretary General post, held now by outgoing Hon Alice Alaso.
Next to announce was FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe, who declared on Friday evening that she wants to become the party’s chief mobilizer.
The post was being held by now FDC President Gen Mugisha Muntu, and upon election in November 2012, Mr Bbale Bwanika took over as the Acting Secretary for Mobilization.
Mrs Turinawe was serving as the party’s Chairperson Women’s League in which she curved her brand not only as champion of women’s rights, but a physical opponent of the NRM regime.
“I was first appointed into the position of Chairperson Women League during Reform Agenda- at a time when there was a saying that all women belong to Museveni,” she said yesterday.
“I embarked on erasing this fallacy through formulating gender friendly policies into the FDC constitution, inspiring and grooming young women, recruitment and mobilization etc; till the time when we put up a structure and elected women leadership. Today women are very alive and visible in our party. I am very glad and proud to note that FDC Women league is the only vibrant and most active league in the country.”
Mrs Ingrid’s name came out largely in the various opposition street protests in which she was brutalized and sexually harassed by police officers.
Once elected head of FDC Mobilization, she vowed to rally the population, recruit, expand membership, educate and sensitize Ugandans into FDC.
“Commitment is an act not a word!,” she added. “I have been to every corner of this country and I have produced results. My record exemplifies passionate advocacy, self-driven political activism, courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, talent and resilience.”