By Okoodi Deo
FDC districts chairpersons in western region have resolved that prominent and eminent persons that once served the party in different positions be engaged to defuse the ongoing tensions that have cropped up among their leaders.
The chairpersons argued that though such people are no longer active in the current party affairs, they are neutral and in better position to cause reconciliation and save FDC from disintegration.
The chairperson recommended seventeen people and appealed to party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat to engage them within a period not exceeding one month.
Some of people recommended include former FDC party Presidents Dr Kiiza Besigye and Gen Mugisha Muntu, Honourable Amanya Mushega, Augustine Ruzindana,Wandera Ogaro, Jack Sabiiti, Winnie Babihunga, Abia Christine, Chaapa Karuhanga and Garuga Musinguzi. Bishops Zake Neyingire and Odama as well as Rev. Father Geatano Batanyenda have also been recommended
During their meeting held at Valley College in Bushenyi district to discuss issues faced by the party, some of the chairpersons hesitated the move after Kasese FDC district chairman Solo Mate said that party members in the area are not prepared to receive or listen to anybody who is ready to confuse them for his or her own intentions
Mate also vowed to subject any party member in the district to a disciplinary committee who decides to behave against their official position over the matter.
However, Mzee William Mukaira, former FDC chairman Bushenyi district said that differences in any organization are healthy but hastened to add that the division within FDC is caused by lack of funds within the party.
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