National
I will negotiate with NRM, says Oguttu
Publish Date: Feb 03, 2014
I will negotiate with NRM, says Oguttu
Wafula Oguttu replaced Nandala Mafabi as the leader of opposition in Parliament. FILE PHOTO/Lillia Babirye
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Moses Mulondo

The newly appointed Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu, has said he will negotiate with the National Resistance Movement party prior to making some decisions of national interest.

Wafula was elected on Friday by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to replace Nathan Nandala Mafabi in a move many see as an attempt by the incumbent president Mugisha Muntu to strengthen his hold on the party.

Speaking to New Vision in an exclusive interview, Oguttu said: “I will ensure that we do some of the things through negotiation with the NRM.”

Asked to clarify on what would prompt him to negotiate with NRM, Wafula said: “There are some bi-partisan matters, which we must agree on as a nation regardless of our political differences.

"I will create an environment where both the opposition and the NRM can listen to each other.”

Regarding his plans for the polarised opposition within Parliament, Wafula vowed that one of his major missions in his tenure will be to unite the opposition to work as a team.

“I will reach out to every opposition member," he said, adding: "The good thing is that I have been talking to everyone. I will find out why some people have been behaving the way they have been behaving."

The Bukholi Central MP underlined that he would not discriminate against other opposition parties in his leadership.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Another Inter-Agency appeal for S. Sudanese refugees launched
The Ugandan government, UNHCR and other UN agencies have launched another Inter-Agency Appeal asking donor community to avail them with more than US$ 220m (about sh572b) to address the plight of South Sudan refugees living in in the country...
MPs’ absenteeism irks Oulanyah
Frustrated by the poor attendance of plenary by Members of Parliament, the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah made a directive that all committees should stop business until the house has completed passing the 2014/2015 budget....
Bakabulindi targets Namboole title now
Nakivubo Stadium and National Council of Sports (NCS) having acquired the land titles that give them ownership of the land where the facilities are seated, State Minister Charles Bakabulindi is left with only Mandela National Sports Complex Namboole to accomplish his mission...
Kayihura defends Police militarization
THE Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has said that there is nothing wrong with the concept of militarization of police...
Parliament passes Tax Procedures Bill
PARLIAMENT has passed the Tax Procedures Bill which is meant to harmonize, consolidate and streamline tax procedures into a single law...
HIV injection nurse appeal hearing date set
The hearing of a criminal appeal in which Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse who is currently serving a three year jail sentence for injecting a-2-year-old baby with HIV-tainted cannula needle, is slated for September 23, 2014....
Will early retirement solve Uganda’s unemployment problem?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter