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FDC President Amuriat arrested in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been arrested. Amuriat was arrested alongside Soroti District Vice-chairman Daniel Eigu, the District Secretary Tom Ekudo and the Gweri Sub County Chairman, Kokas Okwii for allegedly presiding over an illegal assembly in Soroti town. …

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FDC members reflect on thorny 15-year political journey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party expressed mixed feelings on the achievements of the party which started 15 years ago. The idea of forming the party was hatched in South Africa where Dr Kizza Besigye had been exiled after the 2001 general …

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IPOD Summit: Museveni sits on Amuriat’s empty chair

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni briefly sat in the empty seat reserved for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President, Patrick Oboi Amuriat at the ongoing Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) summit at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. Uganda’s largest opposition party snubbed the first historic IPOD summit backtracking …

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FDC cautions Byamugisha against working outside party structures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has agreed with their former party presidential candidate Moses Byamugisha to follow the constitution while handling matters of the party. Byamugisha 34, was today appearing before the FDC Youth League contrary to the prior summons where he was …

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When defiance defeated Muntu

Will new president Amuriat lead FDC forward or backwards to Besigye? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | With the election of Engineer Patrick Oboi Amuriat as president of Uganda’s biggest opposition party,  the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) behind him, Grant Senabulya, a delegate from Nakaseke district who looks to be in his …

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Amuriat sworn in, takes charge of FDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi has taken oath of office as president of Forum For Democratic Change (FDC), marking a remarkable rise to the top of Uganda’s leading opposition party. Beaten in the last parliamentary elections in Kumi, Amuriat looked the underdog at the start …

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Muntu versus Amuriat

The battle that shouldn’t have been fought Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | “I bring to this race 25 solid years of political activism; I bring new energy that is currently lacking in the party. And I belong to the ideology of defiance.” With such words, former Kumi Municipality lawmaker, Patrick …

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