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

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