Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are to hold their own special ‘realistic’ independence celebrations tomorrow at the party’s headquarters in Najanankumbi, Kampala despite police warning against the arrangement.
Uganda will mark its 57th independence anniversary tomorrow 9th October 2019 in Sironko District where the president will occasion to grace the event.
All members of the public and opposition parties and pressure groups are invited to attend the national celebrations under the theme: Consolidation of National Unity, Security, Freedom and Prosperity.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) however don’t believe the recent independence celebrations hold the interests of Ugandans at heart in both arrangement and conduct and can not therefore be party to a ‘one man’s birthday party like’ celebration.
Speaking to journalists yesterday, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda echoed his party’s views on the independence celebrations to take place in Sironko tomorrow.
“Independence is like (president) Museveni’s birthday party,” he said.
“We as FDC will hold real independence celebrations at our head quarters in Najanankumbi on Wednesday,” added Semujju.
According to police through Spokesperson Fred Enanga, police is not aware of any other independence celebrations apart from those going to happen in Sironko District.
“We don’t have any other independence celebrations that we are aware of. There is no formal request to hold special independence celebrations from any one,’ said Enanga.
Former FDC president Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye is the chief guest at the expected FDC independence celebrations.