Lukwago surprisingly picks FDC forms for Lord Mayor instead of those for Presidency: Lukwago surprisingly picks FDC forms for Lord Mayor instead of those for Presidency:
As FDC heads into party primaries Lukwago has been nominated for the position of Lord Mayor. Erias Lukwago on Thursday picked forms to run for the position of Lord Mayor on the FDC ticket. This effectively ends speculations that Lukwago is to seek the party flag for the presidency.
During the nomination exercise at the FDC offices Lukwago was flanked by big names in the party. These include his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura, Munyagwa Mubarak and FDC woman MP candidate Dr Stella Nyanzi among others.
According to party spokesperson says, any one to pick FDC forms has five days before party primaries. A number of people have picked forms across the country, he confirms.
Lukwago surprisingly picks FDC forms for Lord Mayor instead of those for Presidency
Interestingly, news have been circulating that FDC is considering Mr Lukwago to carry their blue flag. This came after their four time flag bearer indicated that he will not stand again.
According to party chairperson Patrick Amuriat says he can not put out Besigye on presidency. Let us give it time, we shall tell the right person to hold the blue flag, Amuriat notes.
The party has been postponing it’s nominations for presidential aspirants. Surprisingly, the party does this with hopes that Besigye would change his mind and pick the nomination forms. News notes that veteran flag bearer has no interests in holding the blue flag.
Dr Besigye says Mr Lukwago is a very competent person who can carry the FDC flag in the 2021 elections. But it seems this is not going to work any more since Lukwago is on Mayorship.
”What I like about Lukwago is the consistency and clarity in his political pursuits. He is clear on what the struggle is and he commits un waveringly to it. Mr Lukwago could make a good president for this country,” Besigye continues.
The FDC has set August 18th as the day for nomination of the party’s presidential candidate. With less than six months remaining FDC has no Presidential candidate.
What could put FDC on pressure?
First of all, they don’t know who is going to hold their flag and they have limited time for campaigns.
Secondly, the party is loosing big names to other parties like Winnie Kiiza who has crossed to ANT. More so the dominancy of NUP in the urban areas which are original bases for FDC.
Lastly, those are some of the views that may put FDC on pressure as the country rolls for 2021 general elections.
In conclusion FDC is likely to loose leader of opposition slot in the coming parliament, according to analysts.