By Lawrence Mubiru
19th Sept 2023
Security forces composed of the Police and the Military have blocked the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC, National Chairman Amb. Wasswa Birigwa Extra Ordinary Delegates Conference called on Tuesday 19th September at his Nature’s Green Beach Resort in Busabala.
By 8a.m, security consisting of the Police Field Force Unit-FFU and the Military had deployed at the entrance of the beach to stop the meeting from happening.
A few delegates who came to the Venue early in the morning were denied access and asked to leave while journalists were asked to stay away from the venue since there was no activity going on there.
There was also a gang of hooligans who attacked and beat up some people including a man who had identified himself as a delegate for the meeting.
They also beat up Journalists, spoiled and vandalized their equipment.
After it became apparent that the conference couldn’t proceed at the set venue, delegates convened at the Katonga office where they held the meeting.
On Monday, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, John Kikonyogo accused colleagues pushing for a Delegates Conference of being ill-intentioned towards the Party President and the Secretary General save for their desire to oust the Party President Eng Patrick Oboi Amuriat and the Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi.
The party’s National Chairman Wasswa Birigwa called for an Extra Ordinary Delegates Conference to discuss party affairs including the contested internal elections, allegations of “dirty” money and poor governance concerns.