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NRM, opposition parties face-off in Ghana

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    The ruling NRM and opposition parties had a spat recently at a secret meeting in Ghana over a proposal to reinstate presidential term limits.

    Uganda’s six political parties were in Accra last week seeking to improve relations ahead of the 2011 general elections.
    However, the retreat hit a false start after opposition parties accused the NRM of stifling multiparty democracy, according to officials speaking anonymously because of the secret nature of the talks.

    Trouble allegedly started after Kibuku MP Saleh Kamba of the NRM told the meeting his party would not accept reinstatement of presidential term limits and are insisting President Museveni stand for a fourth term in office, the officials said.

    Reliable sources told this newspaper that the NRM and other opposition parties failed to reach a broad accord and drafted only a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding at the four-day talks, which were held October 21- 24.