FDC President Patrick Amuriat has defended the changes he made in the party’s leadership in parliament last week.
Featuring on Uganda’s most authoritative morning talk-show, NBS TV’s Morning Breeze, Amuriat said the changes are in line with the party’s strategy of taking over the leadership of the country.
“I have confidence in the team I appointed, I’ve worked with them and I believe they’ll push our party political agenda forward,” he said.
He said the changes were informed by a number of factors like loyalty, financial contribution and other details which are not for public consumption.
He said the choice of Betty Aol Ochan, the Gulu Woman MP, to replace Winnie Kiiza as leader of opposition was the right one.
“She’s a fine lady, I congratulate her publicly for the good work done for the party. When I meet her privately, I will let her know what i liked and didn’t like about her,” Amuriat said.
“When you talk about Betty Aol Ochan being little known, you underrate her political capacity and where she came from, she started early and now a third term MP, so why would you think she would never perform in the position of LOP?”
Amuriat also defended his decision to replace Abdu Katuntu as chairperson of Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) with Mubarak Munyagwa, the Kawempe South legislator.
“I think the public is very unfair to Mubarak Munyagwa, they should give him time to step into the committee and do his work. I’ve been around him for the past months and he is a very honest man,” he said.
He wondered why there was a hullabaloo about the changes asking that “if the positions are held by just a particular people, how do we measure the strengthens and capabilities for the rest of the people in the party?”