Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairman Amb Wasswa Biriggwa has warned party members not to give in to divisions which could injure the party ahead of 2016 presidential elections.
Biriggwa who was speaking at the opening of the party National Delegates Conference that elected Col. Kizza Besigye as the party presidential flag bearer challenged FDC members to show the world that they are one family.
“We should not give room to discontent. We should not give room for rancor. We should not give room for division within our ranks. We should leave here as one strong, united party. We should show the world that we are one family of many party and do realize that our strength lies in our collectiveness and singleness of purpose,” he said.
Biriggwa added; “Today (Yesterday), we should leave this meeting, well rejuvenated and ready to face 2016… I tell you that if we are able to show this singleness of purpose and show to the world that we are strong, united body; a greater part of the job to recapture power in 2016 would have been done. The world is watching, Ugandans are watching, we dare not fail them. We dare not fail ourselves.”
He said how the party conducts its affairs today will be a signal to the world of FDC’s readiness to give Uganda a better alternative government.
He applauded elders the Party who are gone but have left behind a legacy of putting together a well-organized party.
“I want to specifically note the Late Dr. Suleiman Kiggundu, the first National Chairperson of FDC and my predecessor, the late Hon. Sam Njuba. Without their sacrifices towards fighting for democracy, we would not be assembled here today.”
Biriggwa won FDC national chairman office in June in a tight contest.
He won with 434 votes. Wandera Ogalo was his closest challenger with 385 votes, and Moses Kasule tailed with 53 votes.