28 January 2013

Uganda: FDC Reconciliation Team Inaugurated

The Forum for Democracy Change (FDC) party chairman Sam Njuba Monday inaugurated the reconciliation committee instituted to investigate the conduct of the last year's party presidential elections.

This follows a petition filed by the leader of Opposition in Parliament Nandala Mafabi's group disputing the conduct of the electoral process in which Maj Gen. Mugisha Muntu was elected FDC president, claiming the exercise was marred by malpractices.

The six-member team which was inaugurated at party headquarters in Najjanankumbi in Kampala is to begin work in a week's time.

It is expected to complete its work in a month and submit the report to Njuba who will present it to the National Executive Committee (NEC).

The committee is chaired by Ladislaus Kizza Rwakafuzi a prominent human rights lawyer and Peter Sempala is the secretary.

Others on the committee include; Elizabeth Abong (senior lecturer) and Steven Okwalinga (former Police Commissioner) representing the Mafabi team while Nasser Obore Mudi and Atanasius Rutaro will be representing Muntu.

According to terms of reference, the committee is to determine whether or not the omissions and commissions as contained in the memorandum took place during the elections and electioneer process.

Determine whether or not the regulations regarding electioneering process, party code of conduct and any other instrument prescribed in the Party Constitution were breached by the persons named in the memorandum.

They include Alice Alaso (party secretary general), Dan Mugarura (party electoral chairman), the party president, Muntu and Anitah Among (deputy finance secretary).

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