FDC Set to hold Village & Parish Elections Tomorrow

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA – In a recent turn of events, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has announced a revised election roadmap after a series of changes and misunderstandings.

 

 

 

 

The FDC National Executive Committee (NEC) had initially adopted the Structure Building Roadmap 2023 and had planned to start implementing the Structure Elections Roadmap on June 19, 2023.

 

 

 

 

However, on June 16, 2023, the NEC requested the Electoral Commission (EC) to adjust the roadmap by four weeks.

 

 

The purpose of this extension was to allow various leaders to harmonize amongst themselves before the elections could kick off. The EC accepted the NEC’s request, and the four-week extension was scheduled to end on July 14, 2023.

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However, confusion arose when different letters regarding the election date started circulating on social media. One faction called for the suspension of the elections, while another urged FDC members to participate in the elections on July 17, 2023.

 

 

 

 

This confusion prompted an emergency EC meeting, and the Electoral Commission, exercising its constitutionally-given mandate under Article 29, stepped in to address the situation.

 

 

 

 

On July 15, 2023, the FDC Electoral Commission released an adjusted roadmap clarifying the election dates. According to the new roadmap, elections for village and Parish structures will now take place from July 21 to July 23, 2023.

 

 

 

 

The elections will be conducted at multiple levels, starting from the village level and extending up to the district level.

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The FDC aims to hold elections in 71,230 villages, 10,595 Parishes, 2,211 Sub-Counties, 353 Constituencies, and 150 districts. At each level, nine (9) members of the Youth League, nine (9) members of the Women League, and eight (8) members of the Mainstream/Executive will be elected.

 

 

 

In light of these developments, the FDC Chief Electoral Commissioner Toterebuka Bamwenda Boniface,calls upon all its members to prepare and actively participate in the leadership elections.

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