Opposition Forum for Democratic Change spokesperson Ssemujju Nganda has spoken out FDC’s decision to quit the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD).
“Until we define our roles and who the members are, FDC will not participate in IPOD secretariat activities,” Nganda saod while appearing on NBS television Tuesday.
He said IPOD exists but only at the secretariat level.
He says there is need to reconstitute it.
“If our colleagues want FDC to be part of IPOD, we have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that spells out the members and their roles.”
He added: “We are not out of IPOD. We are only saying, until IPOD is reconstituted, we will not participate.”
According to Nganda, apart from getting people to sit together, IPOD has achieved nothing.
“What has IPOD achieved?” he queried.
Nganda said the Memorandum of Understanding must be renewed so that even the NRM commits itself.
He noted that this will prevent a clash in Parliament on issues such as reforms.
“Our colleagues were in a hurry when they went to State House to meet Mr Museveni without FDC. We need reconstitution. Issues of state governance cannot be solved by quick fixes. There is need for a foundation.”
Nganda said it was just hope that kept FDC in IPOD even with no results.
“We can’t continue with no results. Political parties are governments in waiting. We should all be concerned and ask, are they growing in terms of capacity?”
He said it is not the opposition at crossroads but Uganda as a nation.