FDC ignores Kadaga for delegates conference


Oguttu addresses the party weekly press conference at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Kampala

The main opposition political party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) legislators will not take part in Tuesday special parliament session.

The special sitting was abruptly called by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, to discuss the NGO bill, new districts and other bills that need urgent attention.

According to the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Wafula Oguttu, this second recall comes only a day after the earlier recall was withdrawn.

“We see total confusion in government which is unbecoming for a government worthy any salt.”

Oguttu says the second recall, which came within a day of cancelling the first one, was for 3 days with five items; the Lotteries and Gaming Bill and the Supplementary Schedules 1, 2 and 3 for FY 2014/2015.

“What is the emergency about the Lotteries and Gaming Bill? Indeed there is no emergency at all about The Supplementary Schedules 1, 2 and 3 for FY 2014/2015 because this is money for the last Financial Year which ended in June 2015. It has already been spent,” Oguttu pointed out.

“We are concerned that recalling Parliament on the new dates clash with the FDC Delegates’ Conference scheduled and gazetted months ago to elect the party Presidential flag bearer.”

He said all FDC members will be preparing for their Wednesday delegates conference at Namboole.

The delegates will also elect a party presidential flag bearer [between Mugisha Muntu and Kizza Besigye] to forward to The Democratic Alliance.

Oguttu said on behalf of the Opposition, they wrote to the Speaker of Parliament to reschedule the recall for a third time.

“If the dates are not changed, the FDC Members will not be House for the so-called urgent business,” he emphasised.

Delegates are reporting today and will get accredited at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.


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