KAMPALA – The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has threatened disciplinary action against Prof Ogenga Latigo for shunning party activities and not toying the party line.
Prof Latigo, who represents FDC in the Pan African Parliament, has riled the senior party leadership by hobnobbing with Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu after he attended the launch of his Alliance for National Transformation party last month.
He is also accused of being one of the FDC lawmakers that have stopped their monthly financial contributions to the party.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters on Monday, FDC party deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo said the party disciplinary committee and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Achan are handling Prof Latigo’s case.
“He can’t hold a party card and continue behaving like that. He should first hand it over and then do what he wants,” Mr Kikonyogo said.
In a recent interview with State-owned New Vision, Ms Achan said that Prof. Latigo, the first lawmaker to serve as the Leader of Opposition after the return of the multiparty political dispensation in 2006 has recently decided to shun FDC activities.
“I no longer see him at the headquarters and in meetings,” she said.
Meanwhile, FDC has asked the government to provide a supplementary budget for the relocation of Bududa landslides victims.
Mr. Kikonyogo said that it is unfair for the government to allocate 200billion for the president’s donation and allocate only 8 billion for bududa relocation
He says that Parliament should give priority to the people of Bududa since their lives are at stake.
At least six people died during the recent landslides that hit Bududa again.
The office of the prime minister two weeks ago started resettling the first batch of the survivors of the October 11, 2018 landslides in same area to Bulambuli.
In the first phase, 101 houses have been built, out of a planned 900 houses.