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LOP Blames Muntu's Exit on Weak FDC Structures

Aol said during a Twitter chat on Friday at Parliament that some key party structures like the Elders and Disciplinary Committees are no longer active, explaining that such organs would have helped resolve the differences between the principals in the party.
Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan addressing Journalists at Parliament.

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The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol has said the collapse of internal structures is partly to blame for the defection of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Gen. Mugisha Muntu. 

Aol said during a Twitter chat on Friday at Parliament that some key party structures like the Elders and Disciplinary Committees are no longer active, explaining that such organs would have helped resolve the differences between the principals in the party.

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The Gulu Municipality MP believes that dialogue was not given enough priority leading to Muntu's New Formation.

“We have proper rules in the party. We would always be accommodative and care but at the same time if a group decides to split, what do you do? I think the New Formation is hurting the strength of FDC. If one person only leaves, it is also a gap, but very many will leave and that will create a gap,” said Aol.

Asked whether there is still chance for FDC to work out differences with Gen. Muntu, Aol said that whereas the decision to break away from FDC was made fast by the forces around Muntu, there are still avenues for dialogue.

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However, Aol says that in case dialogue fails, it will not be bad for Gen. Muntu to form another Party as long as it is strong.

When Gen. Muntu announced his departure from FDC one of the things that stood out in his address were allegations of some FDC members that he was a mole.

In response to the mole allegations, Aol said that in politics, the moment an individual is uncomfortable being called names, then they aren't politicians but rather it is one's actions that should speak volume to the people.

“If your actions are contrary to what people say, then, you will prove them wrong. So I think that name calling isn't a big deal for me,” Aol said.

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