FDC Considers Working With Mbabazi on Election Petition

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According to FDC Party president, retired Major General Mugisha Muntu, working with Mbabazis technical team is one of the options they are considering to challenge the outcome of the February 18th, 2016 general elections, which saw incumbent Yoweri Museveni win.

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party is considering being party to the presidential election petition filed by Independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi.
 

According to FDC Party president, retired Major General Mugisha Muntu, working with Mbabazi's technical team is one of the options they are considering to challenge the outcome of the February 18th, 2016 general elections, which saw incumbent Yoweri Museveni win.

 
Muntu told journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday evening that given the frustrations encountered in the party's quest to file a petition in the Supreme Court; they are open to discussions with Go Forward on the matter.
 

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Mbabazi's lawyers, led by Severino Twinobusingye filed a petition before the Supreme Court this afternoon seeking the nullification of the presidential election, where Museveni was declared winner 60.7 percent against Besigye's 35 percent and Mbabazi's 1.7 percent.


For the better part of Tuesday afternoon, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of FDC was locked up in a meeting with FDC presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye to discuss the possibility of their candidate swearing affidavits to be submitted in the Supreme Court.
 

A source within FDC also intimated to URN that the party chairman Wasswa Birigwa and Wafula Oguttu, the leader of opposition held closed door talks with a number of foreign envoys in Kololo, a Kampala suburb, a meeting Muntu says is part of their continuous engagement with the international community over the current political situation.

 
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The party is expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday to give a final decision on their next course of action.