FDC Abandons Own Lord Mayoral Candidate Top story

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Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC party Spokesperson says although they have thrown their weight behind Lukwago, they cant stop Rwamitis nomination since he was elected in the party primaries.

Miles Rwamiti, a music show host on NTV is on his own following a decision by his party the Forum for Democratic Change to back Erias Lukwago in the city Lord Mayor's race. Rwamiti contested in the FDC primaries for election as the party candidate for the Kampala Lord Mayor's seat.
 
 
Despite the fact that Rwamiti made it through the primaries, the FDC party leadership advised him to step down in favor of Lukwago who enjoys mass support in vain.  Rwamiti is scheduled to be nominated on Friday without support from the FDC party leadership. Senior FDC party officials are expected to escort and second Lukwago's nominations this afternoon.
 
 
Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC party Spokesperson says although they have thrown their weight behind Lukwago, they can't stop Rwamiti's nomination since he was elected in the party primaries. "If we stop him, he could take us to court because we have no legal mandate and so we shall leave him to stand only that we will back and campaign for Lukwago," said Nganda.
 
 
Harold Kaija, the Deputy FDC party Secretary General told URN this morning that he would back Lukwago. "Lukwago is one of us. I know Rwamiti wants to contest and he can go ahead but for me I will nominate Lukwago," said Kaija.  Rwamiti has not yet commented on the party's decision to abandon him in favor of Lukwago as he could neither pick not return calls from our reporter.
 

 

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