Luweero- The Democratic Party (DP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have announced plans to recruit more supporters in the greater Luweero to stand for political leadership positions ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Mr Mathias Nsubuga, the DP secretary general, said Opposition parties have to remain active not only in Luweero but also in the greater parts of the district, including Nakasongola and Nakaseke districts.
He said the Opposition needs to recruit youth to lead in the fight for justice and encourage them to participate in politics.
“The Opposition has had a difficult path in greater Luweero where our people have been intimidated by NRM party agents. In electing Ms Brenda Nabukenya as Luweero Woman MP, people have given the Opposition a launchpad,” Mr Nsubuga said at Ms Nabukenya’s victory party on Tuesday in Luweero Town.
“We also call for unity in the Opposition as we strategise for 2016,” Mr Nsubuga added.
Luweero has for long been dominated by the ruling NRM party.
Luweero District FDC chairman Absalom Bwanika Baale, who announced his intentions to unseat veteran politician, Abdul Nadduli from the district chairmanship, said the party [FDC] would on June 30 meet aspirants for different positions in Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke.
“The recent victory by a united Opposition against NRM has encouraged many young people. Many have approached us to help them take up leadership positions come 2016,” he said.
Opposition Members of Parliament Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga, Suzan Namaganda and Mukasa Mbidde (East Africa Legislative Assembly), said Luweero voters had given Ugandans a new lease of hope that voter bribery does not amount to good service delivery and that empty promises have a limit.
“The revolution you have started should not end here. We need a better Uganda which is free from corrupt leaders,” Mr Joseph Ssewungu told Nabukenya’s supporters.