The leadership of the inter party organisation for dialogue, IPOD, has angrily roasted the opposition National Unity Platform party over its position of boycotting the formation. The IPOD leaders say since NUP is unwilling to cooperate with other parties then it is prudent for them to also dismantle their opposition structure.
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IPOD recommends that NUP surrenders the Office of the Leader of Opposition which is occupied by the Mukungwe MP Mathias Mpuuga.
“If NUP does not want to associate with the party in power yet they are in charge of the opposition then they should also leave parliament,” says Rogers Mulindwa of the NRM. “We are fed up of their bickering. NUP is disappointing the people who empowered it in parliament. Time for politics is over. Let us now focus on working for the well being of our people,” he adds.
While announcing their boycott, the NUP party leaders said they would not attend tea conferences with the NRM when it does not even respect the resolutions of the IPOD. NUP adds that several of its supporters have been harassed, maimed and murdered by loyalists of the ruling NRM party. They therefore ruled that an attendance of IPOD events is a direct endorsement for gross rights violations by the NRM regime.
Meanwhile, the FDC party has welcomed the NUP party position on IPOD saying this is the best stand to take given the undemocratic tendencies exhibited by the NRM party.