The opposition Forum for Democratic Change Party has unleashed disciplinary action against the prodigal member Mbaju Jackson on grounds that he has violated the party constitution.
The FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi in a statement dated December 2 directed that Mbaju and his disciples get expelled from the party following their decision to join the National Unity Platform party.
“…the following persons ceased to be members in October 2020 when they contested as independents as per Art. 12 of the Constitution; Mr. Bwambale Godfrey Bwerere, Mbathulwahu James and Mbaju Jackson,” Mafabi communicated in a statement. “Therefore, the public is hereby informed that Hon. Mbaju Jackson cannot claim to have left FDC now when he ceased to be a member last year,” notes another part of Mafabi’s statement.
When contacted for a comment by this reporter, Mbaju said he is unmoved by the FDC statement saying the party has drastically slumped due to the ‘incompetence’ of some leaders like Mafabi.
“Right now NUP is well grounded in Kasese. The people are inspired by the person of Hon. Kyagulanyi. He is welcoming and open to unity with all change seeking Ugandans,” Mbaju reiterated. “I cannot say much about the FDC because I’m even granting it mileage by discussing it. I wish them well but I know without unity, they won’t achieve much,” he added.
The FDC’s popularity has been reducing since Besigye announced that he would not feature on the 2021 presidential election ballot paper. Ugandans have been rallying FDC members to succumb to the fact that Kyagulanyi and his NUP are well rooted and command a mass following, something FDC leaders like Mafabi, Salam Musumba, Nyanjura Doreen and Patrick Amuriat have failed to concede to.