For a long time, political parties in Uganda have been reported to earn huge chunks of money from the InterParty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD).
With the NRM being the biggest party, it has always taken the lion’s share with NUP coming in second.
However, in previous years it was always FDC that followed NRM since it was the biggest Opposition political party.
FDC has now denied picking money from IPOD. The vice president for the party Eastern Region Proscovia Salaamu Musumba while appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze said that they are in IPOD to generate ideas to drive the country forward.
They however don’t pick money from it as alleged.
Furthermore, she said that FDC has opted against renewing their existence in the body.
Despite having been part of its inception about 12 years ago, Salaamu Musumba says that IPOD has lost track of its founding objectives as it has been hijacked and subverted.
Therefore as of today, FDC are not in IPOD.
She also addressed NUP’s boycott of the body. Musumba a former contestant for the Kamuli District woman MP seat said that Bobi Wine’s Kamwokya based party has never come near the door of IPOD.
They therefore didn’t boycott it because you can’t boycott something you have never been part of.
It should be recalled that the hesitancy of NUP to join IPOD and FDC’s reluctance to renew their participation saw the major funder of the organization, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) pull out of facilitating it.
NIMD said that it can only return their full support on the condition of full inclusivity of all political parties in Uganda.