Opposition Forum for Democratic Change has reacted angrily to spreading rumors that some of its top stalwarts are slated for appointment in the looming cabinet reshuffle.
The opposition party warned today that whoever accepts the offer by President Museveni would lose their membership in the FDC, order diagnosis http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/locales.php and eventually their parliamentary seats.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, there the party spokesperson, mind John Kikonyogo said that the party can’t allow its members to take part in forming cabinet since government isn’t run by a coalition of different parties.
“I don’t think it’s true that our party members are set to be handed ministerial positions but if it turns out so, they will automatically lose their seats in parliament because they would no longer be our party members,” Kikonyogo remarked.
“It is very clear according to the National Constitution, once one switches parties, he automatically loses his seat in parliament,” he added.
Kikonyogo said before any member takes up any offer from the NRM government he or she must first consult from the party leaders.
He advised such members to soberly make personal decisions before they assume such cheap offers from the NRM government because at one time they will face a conflict of interest while executing their duties.
“I wonder how one can serve effectively in a ministerial position while still in opposition because once one is a minister, one must defend all government policies which is contrary to the work of one in the opposition who must criticize government at all cost.”
Rumor has it that the Kamuli LC V Chairperson Proscovia Salaam Musumba is among the FDC party members that are enrolled on the new cabinet reshuffle is soon to be revealed.