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CLERGY BODY SEEKS FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE

By Nakyeyune Shadia & Bagiira Elizabeth

The inter Religious Council has summoned all Political Parties for a National Dialogue seeking to end the political impasse in the country.

According to the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change, the Clergy body seeks to meet the political players to discuss the political future of the country.

FDC Party Spokesperson also Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda says the party has received a letter from the clergy body, and confirms attendance of the party.

Ssemujju says, in the quest to demonstrate a working spirit, the opposition will attend the meeting convened by the Inter Religious Council to forge a way forward in the political arena and establish working relations with the state.

Ssemuju says the move is geared towards mapping out the different roles of all players and establishes a fair ground for all.

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Ssemujju says the FDC party will be represented in the preliminary engagements by secretary for Legal Affairs in the Party Abdu Nasser Mudyobole, to iron out all legal requirements.

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The Inter Religious Council has been pursuing the idea of a national dialogue that would bring all political players in the same fray to discuss issues pertaining to the government and avoid a political impasse in the country.

The Inter Religious Council brings together all religious denominations in the country including the Catholics, the Anglican and Islam faiths, the Seventh day Adventist, the Orthodox faith and the born-again churches.

The idea of the dialogue has faced numerous resistance especially from the state, and leading opposition politicians for years now.

Once achieved, this will be the first ever dialogue involving all Political Parties in the Country.

Meanwhile, the FDC Party challenges the Electoral Commission to gazette all local Council Leaders who were recently elected in the council polls.

The country went to polls on 10th July for village local councils, which were largely swept by the ruling National Resistance Movement.

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