Uganda’s opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) newly elected President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has failed to iron out differences with his predecessor, General Mugisha Muntu.
Oboi and Muntu met on Friday afternoon in Kampala in an attempt to finding a working relationship following media reports that the latter had plans of quitting the party. The meeting was coordinated by former MP, Yokasi Bihande, who is a party NEC member.
After the meeting, Amuriat issued a statement, promising that the two leaders will resume efforts to for the same in 2018.
Below is his statement;
I have this afternoon met with President Mugisha Muntu in Kampala, in what I assess as a candid discussion in a bid to resolve the contradictions arising from the recently concluded FDC Presidential Elections. The meeting that was cordial and in the spirit of friendship was also attended by Hon. Yokasi Bihande a member of FDC NEC.
A number of issues were raised and discussed. To me this is the first step in our attempt to harmonise our relationship and to try to establish a new working arrangement.
Although the meeting was not conclusive a lot of progress was made. I kindly request for restraint from our supporters and membership of FDC so that we allow the healing process to proceed soberly.
We are committed to holding follow up meetings resuming at the turn of the new year. I wish to salute President Muntu for his commitment to keep our party intact amidst media speculations that there could a split in the party.
Thank you all,
God bless you.
One Uganda, One People
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY