The ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has welcomed the newly appointed Leader of Opposition and pledged to give her all the support necessary.
NRM Chief Whip in Parliament, Ruth Nankabirwa congratulated Gulu Municipality MP, Betty Ochan upon the appointment adding that the NRM was “happy with her appointment and will work with her to take the country forward.
“We shall give you full support in the conduct of your office because Uganda is for us all and we need to work together,” she said.
Govt. Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, congratulates Aol and assures her of government support as the position is provided for in the law. Nankabirwa also congratulates outgoing @LOP_UGANDA Winfred Kiiza and other MPs appointed by the Opposition #plenaryug @JacobOulanyah @Jadwong
— Parliament of Uganda (@Parliament_Ug) August 8, 2018
Ochan officially took office today, August 8 replacing Kasese Woman MP, Winnie Kiiza who has served in the capacity since 2016.