The core leadership of opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has on Thursday kicked off its Regional Retreat for West Nile in Arua district
The theme of this two day strategic meeting is “strengthening FDC to consolidate its Achievements and enhance Party cohesion.”
According to the deputy secretary Harold Kaija, the opening session was chaired by mobilization deputy secretary Kasiano Wadri and later his superior Honourable Nandala Mafabi presented the status report of the party as far as mobilization and building of the structures is concerned.
Party President Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu made opening remarks where he told supporters to brace the wave of change that is inevitable.
FDC heavyweight Kizza Besigye will join the entire delegation tomorrow and thereafter the whole crew will raid Upper Madi to campaign for Hon Almadri in the coming by-election.
Unlike previously where FDC has been reluctant to comb parts of the country canvassing support until the general election roadmap is unveiled by Electoral Commission (EC), this time round the party bigwigs have launched several political activities in a bid to reposition the powerful opposition establishment for 2021.
The FDC however, has been criticized for failing to mobilize grass root support but rather engage in civil disobedience actions which have for over years yielded no fruits of change.
Only a few leaders including Gen Muntu who greatly believes in organizational capabilities.
He has thus worked to swing the party infrastructure behind activism which Besigye subscribes to.
But Muntu until today remains in the shadows of his successor Kizza Besigye.