Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party presidential aspirant, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said the soft approach of some party leaders has affected its progress.
The former Kumi County Member of Parliament was addressing media after meeting party delegates in Fort Portal, Kabarole.He bemoaned that lack of activism and handling party matters with a lot of softness, which he claimed are the reason the party has failed to take power.
“We are dealing with a dictator who is shrewd and will use all means to try and suppress efforts of the opposition to take power. I therefore come to FDC with one strategy- defiance,” he said.
“Gentility can not work, we have tried it all years and so its defiance that dictators listen to, hence our strategy going forward,” he added.
Mr Amuriat was accompanied to Fort Portal by Francis Mwijukye, the Member of Parliament for Buhweju County and FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe. He addressed rallies in Rwimi, Kabonero and Katebwa sub counties in Bunyangabu district.
FDC’s Incumbent President Gen. Mugisha Muntu who was in Kabale for his compaigns was denied a chance airing his views on a Kabale based FM radio station where he was to be hosted for and Gerald Karunga the Ntungamo legislator had booked a radio talk show that was supposed to run for two hours that is from 7pm to 9pm 3 days ago on a kabale based radio station to discuss matters of the coming FDC party elections.
The five nominated candidates for FDC’s big position; Mugisha Muntu ‘the incumbent’, Mubarak Munyagwa, Patrick Amuriat, Moses Byamugisha and Dan Matsiko.