According to a letter dated December 7th 2020 addressed to FDC Chairperson Rukungiri District and signed by the party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the 3 people who were dismissed include Ingrid Turinawe Kamateneti, Darius Tweyambe and Winnie Babihuga.
The 3 are reported to have contested in the FDC primary elections and lost, however despite warnings from the party leaders they decided to contest as independents.
Ingrid Turinawe who is the FDC National Women Chairperson contested for Rukungiri Municipality MP seat and lost to new comer Dr Wallen Tumwine, Winnie Babihuga contested for Rukungiri District Woman MP seat and lost to Hon Betty Muzanira and Darius Tweyambe contested for Rukungiri Municipality Mayoral Chairperson seat and lost to incumbent Charles Makuru.
“The independent candidate should immediately stop using the FDC sign and colors otherwise we shall advise the Electoral Commission to disqualify them” the letter reads in parts.
Nandala Mafabi said that the independent candidates are not members of FDC and have no moral authority to act on behalf of FDC.
The letter is copied to FDC Party President, FDC Electoral Commission and all FDC party flag bearers in Rukungiri.
The letter indicate that the known FDC candidates for Rukungiri District are Dr Wallen Tumwine contesting for Rukungiri Municipality MP seat, Hon Betty Muzanira contesting for Rukungiri District Woman MP seat, Charles Makuru as Rukungiri Municipality Mayoral Chairperson, Fred Turyamuhweza contesting for Rujumbura County Parliamentary Seat and Namanya Naboth contesting for Rubabo County Parliamentary Seat.