By John Ogulei
Former Secretary for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Soroti District has finally spoken out on his expulsion from the Party.
Jonathan Ebwalu who is now contesting for Soroti City West Parliamentary Seat as an Independent Candidate told this website yesterday, 10th December 2020 that he was expelled because he together with 2 others organized for Party Primaries that saw Edmund Ariko carry the flag.
It should be noted that according to FDC, if there is an existing Party Flag bearer who never went through, that position is reserved for him/her.
In soroti Municipality at the time, the existing Party Flag bearer was Attan Moses Okia.
Ebwalu revealed that the Forum For Democratic Change Party leadership in Soroti expelled him because they disagreed on that principle.
Speaking to our reporter, Ebwalu says he loves FDC party with all his heart but because the leadership feared him they decided to expel him.
The District Party leadership faulted Ebwalu, former Party Chairperson John Enomu and Electoral commission chair Geoffrey Ochana for holding an illegal party Primaries that saw Soroti Municipality MP Hebert Edmund Ariko became victorious against Moses Okia Attan.
It was alleged that, the trio was paid money to organize for the illegal party primaries. This forced a section of Party members to rebel against their leadership and they wrote to the party leadership in Najjanakumbi to suspend the trio.
But to Ebwalu who spoke with confidence, he is still a member of FDC and tells the people of Teso to massively vote for Him and FDC Presidential Candidate, Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi.
Ebwalu and Amuriat have come a long way and to Ebwalu their relationship is not just politics.
Ebwalu who toughly spoke against the actions of security on FDC’s Amuriat and People’s Power Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also told police to stop teargassing innocent civilians warning that Ugandans might turn against them when they get tired.
On the other hand, Ebwalu has vowed if elected to move a motion on the floor of Parliament to institute an inquiry on how public land in Soroti went to the hands of individuals.