Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) president Patrick Amuriat Oboi has revealed they are ready to work with National Unity Platform (NUP) through provide guidance to the fellow opposition party at all levels.
While in Gulu on Sunday with former Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Achan, Amuriat said that FDC is ready to share the experience with NUP as they take up the leadership of the opposition in parliament. He also offered to guide them based on the experience his party has.
“I want to say that we are not disappointed by the NUP leadership as they assigned positions for the responsibilities to different people and we believe that they tried to balance because in there, I see independents, JEEMA and then one position to our own Akello. As FDC we shall always be there to offer any support if we are called upon given our own experience and being politically grounded,” he said.
“I believe NUP lost an opportunity in the deployment of very competent people like Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju, Nandala Mafabi nevertheless the opportunity should be given to people to learn and we are ready to help them.”
Amuriat’s statement comes hot on the heels of Mathias Mpuuga, the new Leader of Opposition’s call for unity among the opposition parties in the 11th Parliament.
“The divisions within the opposition are not deeply rooted therefore we shall speak to our colleagues and the beauty is that I have walked with most of them, I know them personally and I am going to reach out to them. Some of them have anger however that should not supersede the general desire to calculate common good,” the Nyendo-Mukungwe legislator said last week.
Mpuuga added that one of the keys to start with is dialogues to ensure that the opposition is united as early as possible.
“We have just come out of highly divisive national elections, and I understand why responses for unity are bashed but we are going to warm up these relations slowly and I’m patient enough to move on it. Of course, I know there are still egos that are still flying and the only way to manage them is by talking to people to see the bigger need of working together,” he said.
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