Winnie Kiiza fears Amuriat will sack her as LoP

Winnie Kiiza, LoP

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, is not sure of the safety of her position when the new Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, announces his new team.

Kiiza, the Kasese Woman Member of Parliament was appointed by the former FDC president Mugisha Muntu, amid disagreements from party members.

Kiiza had also campaigned for Muntu in the elections that he lost to Amuriat. Now her position as leader of opposition is in jeopardy.

Addressing press at Hotel Africana on Wednesday, Kiiza said she is supposed to serve for a maximum of two and a half years but is not sure anymore. She replaced Philip Wafula Oguttu.

Another person who is not sure of the safety of his job is opposition chief whip Ssemuju Ibrahim Nganda. Nganda who also campaigned for Muntu, however, said he never threatened to resign.

He left the decision in the hands of Amuriat who has since promised to call Muntu for a dialogue so they can work together.

When Muntu failed to announce that he was leaving the party as many had hoped, FDC tweeted: “The storm is over!”

“FDC will be here even when we are gone. We are all making sure that we can hand over to the next generation, a better political party built on democratic values and freedoms,” the party said.

It said defiance and institutional building are interwoven for Muntu and many other leaders including Kiiza [LoP] and secretary general Nandala Mafabi have always been up and down the country making sure that FDC is strong everywhere.

“Amuriat will continue doing just this though as a party leader,” it said.