Police personnel were deployed heavily outside at FDC Party Headquarters at Najjanankumbi as Uganda’s biggest opposition party unveiled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as their member today.
Lukwago was unveiled today by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), in an event that was presided over by FDC President Hon. Patrick Amuriat and the Chief guest was the former FDC president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye.
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who formerly had life membership with the Democratic Party was escorted by his wife, Nalongo Zawedde Lubwama Lukwago and were handed an FDC party card, a party constitution and the policy agenda for the party.
While speaking after being unveiled as a new FDC member, Lukwago said he had joined the party at his own will without being forced.
“I have taken this decision of joining FDC as a seasoned politician and not as a seasonal one. I respect people’s decisions and they should respect mine . I am an adult of sound mind at 50 years. I reiterate that Najjanankumbi is my home,” Lukwago said.
Lukwago also took a swipe at speculators whom he said think he is politically scheming for something bigger by joining the biggest opposition party in Uganda.
“I am at peace with my conscience in good and bad times, in sickness and health, in swallowing teargas and eating watermelons. In all these difficult situations in getting beaten and detained we shall always move together with FDC,” Lukwago said.
“I am not in FDC to get a meal card, or pick groceries. My record since Reform Agenda times is that we have been together until today when I am deputy president. I am here to join fighters in the struggle to remove President Museveni.” he noted