Addressing the press at the party's Najjanankumbi office, the faction's spokesperson John Kikonyogo said they would be convening a National Council next week under the head of the National Chairman Jack Sabiiti.
FDC Deputy Spokesperson, John Kikonyogo addressing journalists at party headquarters on Monday morning
The Forum for
Democratic Change - FDC based at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi is organizing
a National Council on 15th December 2023.
This shall be the
first National Council to sit since the party split, the break off faction set
base at Katonga and elected a parallel interim leadership while the
Najjanankumbi group elected new leaders as well.
Addressing the press
at the party's Najjanankumbi office, the faction's spokesperson John Kikonyogo
said they would be convening a National Council next week under the head of the
National Chairman Jack Sabiiti.
"And it will
among other things deliberate on the state of the party and the way forward.
The purpose of the council is to make some very important decisions which I
cannot enumerate here," said Kikonyogo.
The FDC National
Council consists of the party district chairpersons, all National Executive
Committee Members, Members of Parliament, three Members representing Elders
Council and three Members representing the Youth league.
Other members of the
council are three members representing the Women League, one flag bearer
representing Parliamentary seat flag bearers of each
sub region who were unsuccessful in the
general elections, all Elected Local Government District, Chairpersons and
Constitution mandates the national council to receive reports from NEC, act for
and on behalf of the National Delegates Conference as and when the conference
so directs, generate the policy for consideration by the National Delegates
Conference and approve the Party Budget.
The council is also mandated to
supervise and direct the work of NEC and other National Party Organs and
approve appointments as provided in this Constitution and fill vacant positions
on recommendations of the National Executive Committee.
informed journalists that the party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi and
the president Patrick Oboi Amuriat traveled to the United States to attend the
party's Annual Delegates Summit, meet with donors, partners and also revamp FDC
Chapters in North America. He says the duo shall return to the country next
week to attend the national council.
But as they look
forward to the National Council, Kikonyogo says they are conducting induction
for their newly elected leaders, training them on mobilization skills and
recruitment of potential flag bearers.