Muntu: We Must Accept That NRM Captured Power and Move On

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has clarified on issues surrounding the appointment of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP), pills http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php saying that this doesn’t imply that they have conceded defeat to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

FDC was over the past few days entangled in a dilemma on whether or not to appoint a Leader of Opposition in Parliament. One section of the party leadership deemed this as accepting defeat in last February’s Presidential elections. The party claims its candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye won the election.

FDC President Gen. Mugisha Muntu told the media at the party headquarters in Kampala on Thursday that the party doesn’t regret its ultimate decision to appoint the Leader of Opposition despite the contradiction.

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The party on Thursday appointed Kasese Member of Parliament Winnie Kizza as the Leader of Opposition, Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda as the Chief whip and Cecilia Ogwal as the Parliamentary Commissioner.

“This isn’t acknowledging that we were defeated but rather understanding that yes, we won and were cheated; but must cope with the situation at hand which is clear that it’s Gen. Museveni in government and do whatever is possible to change the situation at hand until it changes in our favor,” said Muntu.

“We must understand that the current government is politically incorrect but legal and defacto, they are in charge of the army, police, central services and the National budget,” Muntu remarked.

“We must live with this truth that power was captured by the NRM government but work hard to change the situation and doing that we must use the God-given wisdom.”

Muntu added, “Our presence in parliament is tactical and anybody who understands strategy and tactics could only do that; in case the decision we’ve taken is wrong, I will pay,” Muntu said.

He thus encouraged party members to take heart that the party is still in control of the situation, promising that they will continue holding prayers every Tuesday and roll out other campaigns.

He added that Parliament is one of the fronts which the party will use to champion the struggle for change, revealing that the most effective front is mobilizing the masses from the grass root.

The Party President however appealed to members to stop conflicting among themselves but support the decision taken by the party leadership.




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