Kampala: The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has officially spoken out on the upcoming Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit saying they are still analyzing and auditing the recently concluded election results.
According to the IPOD memorandum of understanding that was signed by political parties that have representation in parliament including DP, FDC, JEEMA, NRM, and UPC, the organization must organize a summit meeting after every six months.
In a letter from Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the FDC secretary-general, said they are still auditing the elections with all its anomalies.
“As you are aware, we have just concluded an election which was mismanaged by the Electoral Commission with the help of military police and other security agencies,” he noted.
“We are informed that you want to hold a summit meeting without allowing parties through their organs to discuss the agenda of the summit. Our council members are supposed to present the agenda with minutes to the party for endorsement. For us as a party, we think that IPOD should have first audited and discussed the 2021 general elections since it had very many irregularities,” he added.
Mafabi said they are aware that this summit deals with agreed-upon positions from the council meeting based on each party’s position.
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“For us as FDC we have to go through our party structures first. We are not a one-man party therefore before the above issues are addressed, the FDC will not be available for the summit which is hurriedly organized to discuss an agenda not agreed upon in the party,” Mafabi added.
This year’s summit meeting will be chaired by President Museveni this Friday at Kololo Independence grounds under the theme: Dialogue for National Cohesion”