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FDC shall never surrender to NRM: Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Kiiza Besigye, former President of the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC has said that there are members of the party who are advocating for negotiating a surrender to the ruling government. Besigye revealed this on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at the party’s two-day …

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FDC open for political transition talks: Amuriat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat, has said that his party is open to political transition talks, as one of the avenues to achieve change of leadership in the country. Although FDC, which has for long been Uganda’s largest opposition political …

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IPOD future uncertain as NUP, FDC refuse to join

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The refusal by the National Unity Platform-NUP and the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC to join the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD, has raised concerns about the future of the platform. In 2010, six political parties, the National Resistance Movement-NRM, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Democratic Party-DP, Uganda People’s …

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Moses Attan justifies Soroti East election petition

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moses Attan Okia, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate in the Soroti East by-election has explained his decision to challenge the July poll results. Okia represented Soroti East Division in Parliament before the Court of Appeal cut short his term over mismatched wards …

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FDC reject Busongora South by-election results

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has described the Busongora South parliamentary by-election as a sham and a total failure of democratic practices in Uganda. Amuriat says that the party’s top leadership will soon convene a meeting to discuss if they …

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Bukimbiri County: NRM, FDC candidates clash over campaign venue

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a scuffle between Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate, and his Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) rival, James Owebeyi Mugyemani on Monday afternoon over a campaign venue in Rubuguri town council, Kisoro district. The two are contesting in the Bukimbiri …

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Besigye, Bobi Wine unite after losing by-elections

What is different this time? NEWS ANALYSIS | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Following a string of losses in recent parliamentary by-elections, the political opposition leaders Kizza Besigye and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have seen it fit for all change seeking Ugandans to unite. The recent opposition loss in a …

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Opposition leaders sign new pact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition leaders have signed yet another agreement to foster cooperation amongst themselves in any upcoming elections and other efforts geared towards ousting President Yoweri Museveni from power. The agreement which was signed during a meeting held at Hotel Africana on Monday afternoon attracted leaders of …

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Kyagulanyi rallies support for FDC candidate

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP party president has thrown his weight behind Moses Attan Okia, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate for the Soroti East by-elections. Kyagulanyi joined Atan’s last campaign rally in Moruapesur ward on Tuesday evening. He said that the opposition …

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NUP, FDC coordinators cross to NRM in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic (FDC) coordinators have crossed to the National Resistance Movement (NRM). The coordinators announced their defection in the presence of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Moruapesur Primary school during his campaign for the NRM candidate Herbert Edmond …

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