Deputy Secretary General Hon Richard Todwong has Friday afternoon assumed office as the new chairman of the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD).
IPOD brings together all Political Parties with representatives in Parliament. The platform is hosted by the Netherland Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD).
Todwong takes over from FDC’s Nandala Mafabi and will be in charge for the next six months.
According to NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa, Todwong received the instruments of power on behalf of the NRM party at a function held at Protea Hotel in Kampala.
In July last year, amid growing friction, FDC ‘s Working Committee voted to quit IPOD saying it was not properly structured.
The opposition party said it was quitting “until a new Memorandum of Understanding is drafted and signed by all members.”
IPOD current members are the National Resistance Movement, Uganda People’s Congress , Democratic Party and FDC.