Amid complaints by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) officials regarding his rebellious attitude, Agago North legislator Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo has come out in response.
In an interview with ChimpReports on Monday, Latigo said nothing will stop him from espousing his views.
Latigo is one of the founder members of the FDC and served as leader of opposition between 2006 and 2011.
Yesterday Mr. John Kikonyogo the FDC spokesperson warned Latigo from critiquing the party while he still holds its card.
“He is in the African parliament because of FDC ticket. I don’t think it is prudent, proper and fair to continue attacking your party when you are still clinging on that position and a member of FDC”
As of now, Kikonyogo says this disciplinary matter will be handled by Hon. Betty Aol Ochan the leader of opposition and Hon. Ibrahim Semujju the opposition chief whip.
But Prof Latigo sounded unfazed when we reached him to respond.
“I have my opinions. I am an intellectual, am not petty,” he said in response to threats of from the FDC.
“I will not tolerate any attempts to intimidate me using any member of the party”
Latigo slammed the FDC for exposing underlying disagreements in the media, yet he is readily open to dialogue.
Asked if he was afraid of getting thrown out of the Ugandan and Pan African parliaments, he simply brushed it off.
Latigo says that although, he was elected on FDC ticket he cannot be held at ransom.
“While I stood on the FDC ticket, I am governed by the rules and procedures of the Ugandan parliament”.
Regarding the Pan-African parliament, Latigo said it does not make reference to political parties at all.
Asked whether, his perceived ties to Gen. Mugisha Muntu’s Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) is the root cause, Latigo referred us to FDC instead.