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FDC MPs drag the Leader of opposition decision

The National Executive Committee of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has failed to decide on the appointment of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament. The party’s top organ met in a crisis meeting on Tuesday but failed to decide on whether the party president, General Mugisha Muntu should name the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

Recently, the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga issued a deadline of up to May 25th for the appointment of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament and different party whips. However, FDC said it wouldn’t name a Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, insisting that they won the February 18th presidential elections.

As a result, the FDC National Executive Committee met on Tuesday to chat away forward on the matter. Ibrahim Ssemujju, the FDC party spokesperson, says no decision was reached on the matter, adding that consultations are still ongoing. According to Ssemujju, there are issues they still want government to address before they accept to fill up the position.  However, the FDC leadership also has an uphill task to convince some of their supporters to accept the appointment of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

On Tuesday, FDC youth activists stormed the party headquarters demanding that the party President shouldn’t name the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament since they won the elections. They also called for the unconditional release of Dr. Kizza Besigye from Luzira maximum prison where he is on remand on treason. Besigye was arrested and charged after he went ahead to be sworn in as president.

 

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