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The nomination exercise follows the end of the first term of office of the current president Maj. Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu who took over from Dr Kizza Besigye in 2012. Muntu who is seeking another term of office will be tussling with five other contenders.
Dan Matsiko Malcom, a candidate in the FDC presidential race being nominated at the party head offices today⁠⁠⁠⁠

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Nomination of candidates seeking to lead the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party have kicked off today at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Kampala.

The nomination exercise follows the end of the first term of office of the current president Maj. Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu who took over from Dr Kizza Besigye in 2012.  Muntu who is seeking another term of office will be tussling with five other contenders.

They include Byamugisha Moses, Moses Bakubira, Dan Malcom Matsiko, Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa and former MP Patrick Amuriat Oboi. Four of these will be nominated today, while two other contenders (Mubarak Munyagwa and Amuriat Oboi) are scheduled for nomination tomorrow.

The process, led by FDC Electoral Commission Chairperson Dan Mugarura, started with the nomination of Dan Malcom Matsiko, one of the contenders, who is driving his campaign on a promise to fundraise and build a strong party.

Matsiko says FDC cannot depose the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party without a strong treasury.

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He adds that the incumbent party president, Mugisha Muntu has played his part and should now hand over the mantle to other party members to drive the party to the next level.

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However, the process which was expected to start at 10:00 am delayed after the first nominee Malcolm Matsiko reportedly lost an hour in traffic.

According to a roadmap issued by the party secretariat, the candidates will embark on a campaign trail from August 17, meeting FDC members across the country ahead of elections scheduled for November 17.