The FDC Management Committee has voted Wafula Oguttu as the new Leader of Opposition to replace Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi. This is however subject to approval by the National Executive Commitee.
Wafula was proposed for nomination by FDC party President Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu during a management meeting sitting at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi this morning.
He is the FDC Party Spokesperson and Member of Parliament for Bukhooli Central.
While members of the management committee contested the nomination, Party President Mugisha Muntu on the other hand refused to nominate another person for the position.
Wafula subsequently accepted the nomination. The issues were later voted on subject to approval by the National Executive Committee. The 56 Member National Executive Commitee meeting is already underway
This comes as a huge disappointment for party members like the Secretary General Alice Alaso, Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal, Abdu Katuntu the Shadow Attorney General and Kasiano Wadri the PAC chairman who were all lobbying for the same post.
Nandala’s possible removal from the post was subject of another Management committee meeting held last Friday aftyer a number of party officials started pushing for Nandala’s removal.
The MPs told Muntu that he should not maintain Mafabi who is going to continue undermining him as Party President. They included MPs Reagan Okumu, Odonga Otto, Nabila Naggayi and Anita
Among among others.
However, Muntu argued that since Mafabi was not present in the meeting and was expected back in the country on January 29th, the discussion should only be held then.
Party President Muntu then ruled that he shall wait for Mafabi to return to discuss further the party leadership positions
Both Mafabi and Wafula Oguttu .d wafula were part of today’s meeting.
FDC with 38 Members of Parliament forms the opposition government in Parliament which gives it the right to appoint main shadow positions. These include Leader of Opposition, opposition Chief Whip, Deputy Opposition Whip and the Shadow Cabinet comprising of 21 slots.