Amuriat Defeats Muntu In FDC Presidential Race
Patrick Oboi Amuriat is the new president of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Amuriat has defeated Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, the incumbent in a hotly contested FDC presidential race at Namboole stadium.
Amuriat garnered 641 votes against Muntu’s 463, a difference of 178 votes. Muntu had been party president since November 2012 when he defeated Nandala Mafabi, the then leader of the opposition.
Amuriat’s win is a shocker given that not many people had given him any chance when he first announced his intention to run for the presidency.
Amuriat’s win means that the defiant wing of the party commanded by Dr Kizza Besigye, the former FDC leader, has triumphed.