Election Watch

“The Struggle continues” – Mafabi on why FDC will proceed with campaigns

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has vowed not to suspend their campaigns for presidency despite the brutal force, arrest and violence exhibited by the police and army.

Currently, four opposition presidential candidates namely Gen Henry Tumukunde, Gen Mugisha Muntu, Nobert Mao an John Katumba have suspended their campaigns until the NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is released.

However, the FDC national chairman Wasswa Birigwa, said the party will continue with the campaigns as a way of finding a solution to the country’s challenges.

“I believe that we shall continue to fight. We shall be arrested and when we are arrested, another person will takeover because this is not only for the presidential candidates, this is a move for the people of Uganda to be liberated,” said Birigwa.

“As our candidate approaches an area, automatically he attracts people. We don’t call them, they come from all corners because they want to see their candidate,”he added.

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The FDC Secretary General, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, claimed that their candidate was denied airtime on various radio stations in different areas while the incumbent is given access to talk shows in the same areas without disturbance.

“Even if you arrest Patrick Oboi Amuriat or frustrate our campaign programmes, we shall continue. Nothing will stop us,”he said.

He said they will continue with the struggle for democracy and freedom in the country.

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“The struggle continues and as I stated, freedom is never free and we continue struggling. More people will die but those who will stay alive will reach the promised land,”said Mafabi.

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