The Defection of Major Rubaramira Ruranga from the Forum for Democratic Change is a gain for the party he is exiting, a cross section of FDC members of parliament claim.
Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa says Rubaramira, the former head of the FDC electoral commission had lost track and his departure which was anticipated over the last two years is good riddance to bad omen.
He noted when General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC President and Nandala Mafabi, the Leader of Opposition were contesting for the FDC top seat, Major Rubaramira labeled Muntu an NRM mole but he has now proved that he was the Mole in FDC.
Okupa further accuses Rubaramira of sowing seeds of tribalism and racism especially during campaigns when he stated that Muntu is a Munyarwanda who shouldn’t have been voted to take over the leadership of the party.
Stephen Ochola the Serere County MP and Shadow Minister for Special Regions echoed the statements and adds that Major Rubaramira’s defection is meaningless to FDC because it may not have any impact in terms of FDC support and membership.
He claims that Rubaramira has never been to areas where FDC has most of its support. He cited Eastern Region especially areas of Teso described as “the heart beat of FDC” where massive support has been garnered even without his input
Ochola says Rubaramira has been shelving a hidden agenda and his crossing is for personal gain.
Rubaramira is a renowned HIV/AIDs activist and he crossed from FDC last week to the ruling NRM party saying that it is the only political party that has got a clear agenda in the fight against HIV/AIDs. He has been serving as the chairman of the Electoral Commission in FDC.