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Events in ruling party are a sign of likely collapse - Oguttu

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Posted  Tuesday, March 11   2014 at  02:00
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The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mr Wafula Oguttu, has said the current events in NRM are a sign of its imminent collapse.
Mr Oguttu, who was speaking at FDC’S weekly press conference at the party’s headquarters in Najjanankumbi, equated the NRM party to an airplane flying on autopilot while its pilot and his assistants are fighting over ice cream and other goodies.

“Many people in this plane are sleeping, and the reason why we are talking to them, is to ensure that they wake up and take a decision to leave it,” he said, adding that it was important for Ugandans to be concerned about the events in the ruling party because its structures are embedded within the State apparatus.

Shadow information minister Nabilah Naggayi Sempala said the whole country had to be alert because the democratic process was under attack given the squabbles between the supporters of Premier Amama Mbabazi and those in alliance with President Museveni.

Mr John Kikonyogo, who has replaced Mr Oguttu as information secretary, urged Ugandans to be ready to defend the country during the fall of NRM.

At Parliament, shadow environment minister Beatrice Anywar said the President is using the country’s institutions like the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi and State House facilities to benefit party members. But Presidential Press Secretary Tamale Mirundi said the Opposition has never been barred from accessing State House.

cap: Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. PHOTO by Geoffrey Sseruyange