Gulu – The Nwoya County Member of Parliament Oyet Simon has refuted allegation that he has defected from Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party to join Mugisha Muntu ‘pressure group’ – the ‘New Formation’.
The MP, Oyet and Gulu district LC5 chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi are jointly accused by FDC party chairman, Oyat Chaga and party spokesperson, Kelly Komakech, all of Gulu district offices for offering allegiance to former party president – Muntu.
While addressing journalists from Northern Uganda Media Club [NUMEC] in Gulu town last week, Oyet and Ojara were accused of joining Maj. Gen [rtd] Mugisha Muntu and attending his recent presser.
Komakech who’s also the Pece Division Mayor in Gulu Municipality says both FDC party members in Mapenduzi and Simon Oyet should come openly and announce where they all now belong.
Now, Oyet in an interview with our reporter on phone also accused the two FDC Gulu leaders against over exercising their duty and going beyond.
Mr Oyet further says the accusers are working outside their jurisdiction, adding that, “They have no power over me but the FDC leaders of Nwoya district.”
He declares authoritatively: “That withstanding, I still remain a Forum for Democratic Change party member. The party leaders should stay calm as I’m still a loyal member of FDC party who contribute a lot toward her development.”
“I and other Members of Parliament where invited to attend Muntu’s press conference which doesn’t mean i have joined him,” he assured FDC leadership.
Muntu left Uganda’s strongest opposition party – FDC late last month, announcing the formation of ‘New Formation’.
After, he held a press conference in Kampala and in attendance were some FDC politicians like MPs, former MPs including Martin Ojara and Oyet Simon.
Muntu’s new political party or a pressure group is expected to be officially launched on the 3 December, 2018.