Amuriat says he will focus on building party structures in his first 100 days, by appointing an interim Electoral Commission, membership recruitment, updating the membership database, refilling gaps in party structures and continue with consultations on the proposed constitutional amendments, now before parliament.
The Newly elected President of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change –FDC Party, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has officially taken over the office after receiving instruments of power from his predecessor Maj. Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu.
The occasion was held at the party's headquarters in Najjanankumbi. In his maiden speech upon taking office, Amuriat pledged to work for the restoration of cohesion among FDC members. He equally reached out to his predecessor stating that unity is paramount for the ultimate goal of capturing state power.
He said that he intends to fast-track the establishment of the founders and elders forum, as well as setting up reconciliation, harmonization and disciplinary committees within the FDC party structures. He emphasized that FDC members need to reclaim their victory by mobilizing citizens and ensuring that local council I and II elections are held.
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Amuriat says he will focus on building party structures in his first 100 days, by appointing an interim electoral commission, membership recruitment, updating the membership database, refilling gaps in party structures and continue with consultations on the proposed constitutional amendments, now before parliament.
He cautioned government agencies against sabotaging party activities arguing that FDC is a legally registered party with a mandate to mobilize across the country.
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He pledged to set up performance standards for all Members of Parliament that subscribe to FDC in order to assess and reward best performers periodically.
FDC Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa asked Amuriat to reconcile with the outgoing president Gen Mugisha Muntu in order to maintain a stronger foundation for the party.
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Amuriat, the former Kumi County legislator trounced Muntu in elections held last week at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. He polled 641 votes to defeat Muntu, the former commander of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF who polled 463.