Electoral Reforms: DP Threatens to Leave IPOD

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) have threatened to leave the Parliamentary Interparty Platform for Dialogue (IPOD) if no agreement is reached on implementation of the desired Electoral reforms, stuff http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-countries.php such as the process of selection of members of the Electoral Commission.

Some of the opposition pushed reforms call for a more inclusive formulation of the EC, and for these powers to be taken away from the President.

While addressing press today, DP demanded that IPOD revealed its position on how parties are going to participate in this selection process and weather it’s still relevant to advance their ideas through IPOD.

IPOD is an organisation through which parties with representations in parliament meet to share ideas and implement them. The parties are National Resistance Movement [NRM], Federation Democratic Party [FDC] ,Democratic Party , Uganda People’s Congress, JEMA, CP and UPC.

In his remarks at the weekly presser on Tuesday at DP head offices City House, DP Spokesperson Kenneth Paul Kakande expressed concern while quoting recent reports that President Museveni was plotting to single handily appoint the new leadership of the Electoral Body.

‘’I understand that the tenure of the current Electoral Commission is soon coming to an end and the country is in deep concern about the reports that president Museveni wants to do everything by himself,” said Kakande.

“The nature of EC and how it’s appointed is the most important agenda for the dialogue (IPOD). We therefore urge the President not to proceed with this matter without consulting IPOD as a body and generating consensus by all actors,” he added, before threatening that DP will exit the union of these reforms are ignores as was the case last year.


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