The Forum for Democratic Change has said they have extended the term of office of its leaders until after the 2021 general elections.
Speaking to Kasese Guide radio yesterday, Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the party spokesperson said the circumstances in the country can’t allow them to conduct the elections as required by their party constitution this July.
On those who want to contest in the general elections on the FDC ticket, Ssemujju said that they already issued expression of interest forms to know how many people are interested.
In the revised Electoral Commission roadmap, parties are prohibited to carry out open air campaign as means to control the spread of the Coronavirus.
Hon. Ssemujju said that the party equally rejects the guidelines that were recently presented before parliament by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, that allows the National Executive Committees of political parties to make decisions including selecting candidates to vie for political offices, saying that most these were just a mere facilitation of the ruling party to ridge elections.
Hon. Semujju speaking……
In his statements to the press later yeterday, the NRM spokesperson, Mr. Rogers Mulindwa said the opposition will reject everything for as long as it has been suggested by the government to fail operations in the country but that the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee is scrutinizing the guidelines including consulting stakeholders. END