By Stephen Twinoburyo
The FDC South African Chapter held their last pre-election meeting in Johannesburg on the afternoon of Sunday 13th February 2011 and I had the pleasure to attend.
Just like the previous meetings I have attended, the commitment of the members was phenomenon. Being the last meeting, most matters have been dealt with and this one only looked at last minute considerations. The meeting mainly looked at two matters that may impact on the elections.
The Chapter has sponsored radio adverts that will be run on Ugandan radios to support the FDC/IPC campaign.
The Chapter collected an amount of money as a contribution to FDC President DR Kiiza Besigye’s final week of the campaigns. Members present collected money and phoned around for contributions but what was most astounding is that whoever was phoned agreed to and indeed contributed money. A substantial amount was raised.
The Chapter will during the week send sms messages of support both voters and IPC contestants encouraging them on the monumental task they are going to embark on this Friday 18th February 2011.
The FDC SA Chapter chairman will inform members when the next meeting will take place as the agenda will be set by events on the ground after the elections. The meeting will take place in Pretoria.
To all Ugandans, may you have peaceful and fruitful elections.
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