The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) head of mobilization Ingrid Turinawe Kamateneti has been expelled from the biggest opposition party.
In a letter written by the party Secretary General Hon Nandala Mafabi on December 7, Ingrid was dismissed alongside other two members; Winnie Babihuga, and Darius Tweyambe who also defied the party guidelines and contested as Independent Candidates.
Mr Mafabi quoted Article 12(d) of their constitution to expel the trio.
Article 12(d) on Cessation states that, “If a member joins another party or in an election stands as an independent ceases to be a member of FDC.
Nandala also urged the FDC members and party structures of Rukungiri to only solicit support for FDC candidates.
“Any member of the party who campaigns for an independent candidate or otherwise shall be expelled from the party,” Mafabi wrote.
He also directed the expelled members to immediately stop using the FDC sign and colors otherwise the party would advise the electoral commission to disqualify them.
“The entire public is hereby informed that these independent candidates are not members of FDC and have no moral authority to act on behalf of FDC,” Mafabi stated.
Ingrid woes started after she lost in the primaries to Dr. Nuwagaba for the party flag bearer for the Rukungiri Municipality seat. She claimed she was rigged.
Babihuga lost the party primaries for Woman MP to Muzanira and also decided to contest as an independent candidate.
Rukungiri is regarded as former FDC Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye’s stronghold.