By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
The opposition Forum for democratic change has made a U-turn, they will not attend the forthcoming Inter-Party organization for democracy summit slated on Wednesday this week in Lira.
Addressing journalists at the headquarters Najjanakumbi, the party spokesperson Hon.Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says that the issues that barred them from attending the summit last year in December have not been addressed.
He says that they are still under siege by various security agencies, their legitimate rights to associate and assembly are still being curtailed but the IPOD has kept quiet.
Ssemujju notes that different reforms they agreed upon as different political parties have not been worked upon five years down the road hence they cannot attend the summit.
This is not the first time FDC has chickened out of the summit.
However DP demand FDC withdrawal from IPOD if they can’t respect MOU
Democratic Party have hit at FDC demanding that they withdrawal from the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue, if they can’t respect the MOU of IPOD.
The party secretary General Gerald Siranda who was responding to FDC who absented themselves from last year’s IPOD summit, the summit is an organ of the organization they had to attend.
Siranda expressed disappointment for FDC’s absence because they had fully participated in the earlier processes.
He said that the summit was a great opportunity for them to engage the NRM chairperson Yoweri Museveni on the long-desired national issues that will improve the political landscape of Uganda’s future.