No Communication On NRM’s Withdrawal From Debate, IRCU

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) says it has officially written to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda withdrawing from tomorrow’s presidential debate.
The NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says that the letter has already been delivered to organizers of the debate by Party Secretary General Lumumba Kasule.
However, the secretary general of the Inter religious council of Uganda Joshua Kitakule says they have not received any communication from any candidate to that effect.
Kitakule says they still expect all the 8 presidential candidates to take part in the first ever televised presidential debate tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Forum for Democratic Change has made a U- turn regarding its candidate’s attendance of the presidential debate.
The party that had until this morning insisted that Dr. Kiiza Besigye would not take part in the debates without the incumbent has now officially confirmed otherwise.
Just this morning the FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda insisted that the party would stick to its earlier position because they had not received an official invitation.
However, in a turn of events, Ssemujju now says that after wide consultation, they have decided to allow the party presidential flag bearer Dr.Besigye to attend the debate. Ssemujju adds that the move is also in response to public outcry.

Story By Dianah Wanyana