Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has changed the date and venue of its much anticipated 2021 Presidential Manifesto citing intricate reasons.
The party was initially supposed to launch its manifesto on November 11th 2020 in Soroti City.
However, while addressing the press on Sunday, the Party’s Presidential Candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi disclosed that after wide consultations within the Party, the event had been postponed to November 26, 2020.
Amuriat explained that the sudden change of mind was anchored on the fact Uganda now consists of various cities that would also like to listen to their message other than his birthplace.
“Hoima City is the place where we will be launching our manifesto. Our manifesto is ready’ it’s already been printed and it’s just waiting to be launched,” Amuriat stated.
“Besides, don’t have to be in a hurry to launch as others. We started preparing this manifesto two years ago, putting our ideas together. The ideas are going to be crystallized and delivered to the country,” he added.
However, Amuriat clarified that this sudden change of mind shall not affect the launch of his Presidential campaign that is scheduled for tomorrow in Soroti City.
How also said during the campaigns he will be interacting with all his supporters.
“We will be waving to people in Jinja city, in Bugembe, in Maga Maga, Musita. We will then proceed to Iganga and then have a brief stopover in Iganga town before proceeding to Busembatia where we will along the way be joining our candidates and introducing them to their voters,” he notified.
“And in Mbale City we have a number of Party leaders who are contesting including the mayor and all the three MPs. And we just want the people of Mbale to see their candidates including their Presidential candidate,” Amuriat affirmed.
Once in Teso, he said they will visit Mukura, a place where a number of civilians were allegedly massacred by the then National Resistance Army (NRA) now Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) for purportedly supporting rebels in 1989.
“We will proceed into Kachumbala, Kumi; a place that I represented for fifteen years. Then we will proceed to Mukura a place which is of historic value for the people of Teso. A place where the NRM killed over 69 people having roasted them in a wagon,” Amuriat reiterated.
Meanwhile Amuriat vowed to carry out the entire campaign barefooted.
“This campaign is symbolic; it is a message being sent to the dictator that Ugandans are tired of oppression. Very much like the campaign which recently took place in the United States of America when the late Floyd was killed by a knee on his neck,” Amuriat wrapped.
The Party’s Manifesto consists of Wasswa Birigwa’s campaign promise to extend financial help worth 100,000 shillings to each Ugandan household as a way of mitigating economic effects occasioned by Covid-19 Pandemic.
Besides, instilling a truth telling a reconciliation process, increasing salaries of security personnel to 1.2 million shillings, creating one million jobs; Amuriat also revealed that they are interested in building strong institutions among many other things.
“We are going to re write our constitution that has been reduced to a mere piece of paper. The third is to give the people of Ugandans their institutions that have been hijacked. Look at what happens to Parliament; Parliament is just a rubber stamp,” he explicitly disclosed.