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
US airstrikes target Al Shabaab leader
THE US State Department lists Godane as one of the world's eight top terror fugitives, with a $7-million reward for information on him...
MUK staff issue new deadline over unpaid arrears
THE Makerere University teaching and non-teaching staff have resolved to give the university administration until the end of September to clear their allowance arrears...
DP urges members to embrace census
THE Democratic Party (DP) has appealed to all its members to support and participate in the ongoing national population and housing census and backed efforts by government to undertake punitive measures...
Handover of second batch of Buganda titles delayed
THE handing over of another 82 land titles to Buganda Kingdom by the Government that was earlier scheduled to take place on Tuesday has been postponed...
NRM caucus on Kyankwanzi resolution deferred
AN NRM caucus feedback session from MPs'' consultations over the Kyankwanzi resolution endorsing President Yoweri Museveni as sole NRM candidate has been deferred...
Museveni calls for increased honey production
President Yoweri Museveni has called for increased honey production to meet the country’s production potential....
Do you think banning the sale of single cigarette sticks will help regulate tobacco production?
yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter