Bouyed by the reception he received in Soroti where he launched his campaigns on Monday, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi is upbeat about his fortunes in the 2021 race to State House.
According to Amuriat, the reception he received in his home town of Soroti is testimony that the FDC is still a strong party.
Addressing a press conference at Eneku village in Soroti city on Tuesday morning, Amuriat said much as police fought them throughout the day, people turned up in big numbers which disproved the naysayers.
“My candidature was has always been downplayed by everybody including the media but we have been to a quick and strong start, we were very happy to see the FDC wherever we went,” Amuriat said.
“We have laboured to explain to everyone who cared to listen to us that the FDC is very much alive and kicking. Because we had gone low in our operations, anybody would dismiss us. Yesterday [Monday], we spoke and can proudly say that we are in this contest and strong contenders for the presidency of this country,” he added.
According to Amuriat, it is time for Ugandans to take up the challenge to liberate the country or continue living under the barrel of the gun.
He called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to exercise fairness in the forthcoming elections.
Amuriat wants the EC to source for a credible organization, vetted by all political parties to print ballot papers if fairness is to be seen in the elections.
Amuriat continued with his campaign trail in Serere, Ngora and Kumi districts on Tuesday.