Kawempe South Member of Parliament (MP), Mubaraka Munyagwa has vowed to rebrand the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) after being nominated to run for the party presidency for the term 2017-2021.
Munyagwa is set to face other contenders who include; the incumbent, Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, former Kumi District MP, Patrick Amuriat, Dan Matsiko and Moses Byamugisha.
Munyagwa said that FDC is one of the parties that have expressed high level of democracy that should be emulated country wide.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity this party granted to me despite being one and half year old in it. I am much impressed by the democracy exhibited, some people thought I couldn’t be nominated,” Munyagwa said while speaking to the media after nomination.
Munyagwa reiterated that his major aim of standing for the party’s top sit is to cause constitutional amendments as well as rebranding the party.
“As I told you earlier, I am coming with fundamental changes. We have a small constitution with a few pages; I will amend it in order to rebrand the party,” Munyagwa said.
The legislator noted that once voted into power, he would first look at changing the entire nomenclature of the party which changes shall affect the different party titles and structures.
He cited that the title of the president general will be merged with another title called the Commander-in-Chief.
“If I become the president general of the party, I will be as well the commander in chief of this great party, all party members will be referred to as freedom fighters.”
Munyagwa added that he will work towards creating units at the village level, and the sub county chairperson shall be the Chief Freedom Fighter while the District chairperson shall be the Battalion Commander.
“Our National Executive Committee (NEC) shall be the High Command, the National Council shall be the Revolutionary Council and the headquarters shall be the Revolutionary house.”