The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have opened up on why they skipped last Saturday’s meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe.
A group of MPs from Parliament’s Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) on Saturday met with President Yoweri Museveni at Entebbe and talked at length about a number of issues affecting especially the opposition parties in the country.
The group was led by Democratic Party’s Hon Mathias Nsubuga and entailed MPs from DP, sale http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/mobile-push.php UPC and Jeema.
The leading opposition FDC today confirmed that they were informed about the meeting but only too late to decide on attending.
The party’s Deputy Secretary General Mr Harold Kaija told reporters at the FDC offices in Najjanankumbi that the meeting was on short notice and lacked a clear agenda.
“We were informed late of the meeting and as FDC we can’t engage in a dialogue without the party working committee’s approval, viagra ” Kaija noted.
“We were also opposed to the venue (State House), because IPOD has its own Secretariat and that’s where the meeting should have been.”
The FDC, which chairs the IPOD (the body that brings together all political parties represented in Parliament including the NRM) said will convene a meeting to express their concerns about the Saturday meeting.
During the meeting, the MPs raised a number of issues about the manner in which opposition leaders have been mistreated by government security organs.
They also pleaded with the President to pardon jailed FDC leaders Michael Kabaziguruka and Col Dr Kizza Besigye, which he declined saying that this would promote more impunity. He however expressed willingness to continue dialoguing with the opposition.
FDC however says that President Museveni is using the dialogue cover to infiltrate and destroy the opposition.