Kaps Hassan Fungaroo, the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC mobiliser has passionately appealed to the people
in northern Uganda to tentatively abandon studies and close down their schools until 2026 to concentrate on the struggle to dislodge President Yoweri Museveni from power in the next general elections.
Neither President Museveni nor the NRM party has said that he will stand in 2026.
The FDC is
on a countrywide mobilization program in a program dubbed the 2021 Post
Elections Organization Audit and Performance Assessment. Besides assessing their
performance in the last general election in East Acholi, FDC is making a health check on the party after the elections, to figure out how the party can move forward,
with a special focus on the 2026 general elections.
is also the MP for Obongi County in Moyo district, says the immediate thing that the
northerners should do is to leave studies their now and resume after they have overthrown
the incumbent.In a bid to convince the Acholi young Acholis to abandon school and take up political activism, Fungaroo cited examples of great leaders like late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Eritrea's Isiah Afeworki who abandoned their studies and took up the political struggle.
Fungaroo, the problem facing the FDC is that the elite in Uganda thinks
opposition politics is for the lowly and uneducated, which makes some areas
fail to field candidates for election.
that areas like Moyo with many professors always fail to field candidates for
positions on the side of the opposition during times of election because of
He further invokes the names of great leaders first left studies to
remove dictatorial regimes, such as John Garang de Mabior, a Sudanese
politician and revolutionary leader, who left studies to go fighting.
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Fungaroo is also rooting for military officers who support FDC to come out and openly start pursuing political ambitions. Alluding to
the recent birthday party celebration of Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander
of the Land Forces, Fungaroo reveals that the FDC will soon write a letter to
the Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, to get permission for their
serving army officers who subscribe to the FDC to also hold birthday parties, so as to canvass for votes.
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to the leaders in charge of mobilization in the districts in northern Uganda,
to always be informed of all events happening within their locality like
funerals, weddings, or any gatherings of important people in society, for both
party members and non-members, and take part in them.
that mobilization of the heart of a party is a determinant of the strength of a
party. He says the mobilizers should therefore ensure that they actively take
part in such functions by serving the mourners or revelers drinks, and food,
fetching water, serving food, and taking condolence as a party, not as
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Onekalit Amere, the MP for Kitgum municipality says the FDC members in Kitgum,
Lamwo, Pader and Agago have for years struggled with poor coordination and
communication with the headquarters, which he says affects some party
if there was effective communication, there would be no need for the party president
to go to the grassroots and ask the locals about challenges they are facing,
but would rather get a comprehensive report.
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Amuriat, who led the team, condemned what he called violence by the NRM in the
past election, and asked the members to start preparing for the next elections
early for them to win.
the members to start by filling up gaps of the district chairpersons, even
though elections of the structures will be conducted next year.
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The team headed to
Moyo district, where they will have a similar meeting today.