By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) party primaries saw party’s women national mobilization secretary Ingrid Turinawe, incumbent MP Mugume Rolland Kaginda being trounced by Dr Warren Tumwine, hence being declared the party’s favorite flag bearer for Rukungiri Municipality MP seat.
This came after Dr Tumwine garnered 130 votes, while the incumbent MP Mugume Rolland Kaginda got 62 votes and Ingrid Turinawe 65. The other contestants, Mr Benon Rwenzigye, Mr Herbert Mbabazi Kawawa and Mr Francis Musimire got no vote.
Meanwhile, Ingrid challenged the poll results and as we report, she has fully been nominated as an independent candidate vowing to oust her fellow party member Warren Tumwine among other candidates.
In the same district, Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira and Martin Byomuhangi won FDC party flags for the positions of Woman MP and District Chairman, respectively.
This was after Muzanira defeated Winnie Babihuga, Phyllis Ariho, and Annet Kadoth Namara to retain the party flag for Rukungiri Woman MP.
The development comes after FDC party leadership in Masaka district is contemplating forming alliances with other opposition candidates after failing to field candidates for all parliamentary positions in the area.
Joseph Ssezonga, the FDC general secretary for Greater Masaka sub-region, says they run short of candidates who would contest on the party ticket for the available parliamentary positions in the area. He, however, says they are considering rallying behind other opposition candidates for the positions where they haven’t fielded candidates.
“Yes, there are some areas where you may find that opposition has not been able to produce a candidate simply because, at times, the party in government frustrates and threatens people, and the people fear to identify themselves as candidates. At the end of the day, there will be few people because I know even when you carry their electoral boxes, they can’t come back empty which means that people are there but they fear to come out. We shall definitely join them because the whole of Uganda can’t like one party in order to win,” said Ssenzoga.
He added, “What people have failed to understand is that change is not realized by many people, it can be realized by few people as long as they keep determined to do what they want, and as long as they know what they are going to do. Therefore, the fewer in fact the better because they get a bit more organized than very many people…those whoa are there and are pretending to be there, they eventually find themselves astray.”