Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has today Tuesday officially joined the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party.
Lukwago was unveiled at the FDC Party Headquarters Najjanankumbi in Kampala, and the event was presided over by FDC President Hon. Patrick Amuriat and the Chief guest was the former FDC president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye.
Lukwago, who claims to be a life member of the Democrat Party (DP) has been a very close ally and associate to Dr. Kiiza Besigye whom he regards as a political mentor.
Lukwago accompanied by his wife, signed membership card, were issued a party constitution and the policy agenda for the party upon announcing them and the two were given party T-Shirts where Amuriat asked them to keep them as memories since they have received them for the first time.
Lukwago’s decision to join FDC will boost the party’s momentum within the party ahead of the 2021 polls.
Despite claims he is a DP member, Lukwago was appointed the deputy president in People’s Government, an activist formation that was formed immediately after the 2016 national elections in which Dr. Kiiza Besigye came second to the incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
Lukwago has been a strong critic of the current DP leadership led by Hon Nobert Mao with the two on several occasions clashing and abusing each other publicly.
Speaking at the event, FDC president Patrick Amurit thanked Dr. Kiiza Besigye for the effort he made in making it possible to join FDC.
“Today is a historic day to welcome him to the party he deserves to belong. I must say FDC would never be complete without Lukwago as a member” Amuriat said.
He also lashed out at critics of the party saying FDC is becoming stronger very soon, FDC will be undergoing the processes of ensuring they get a flag-bearer to contest for presidency in the forthcoming 2021 elections.