What lessons can Latigo teach about navigating divisive politics? | ON THE SPOT
After Uganda held its referendum in 2005 to return to Multiparty politics, the mantle to lead the first opposition in Parliament fell squarely into the hands of Professor Morrison Ogenga Latigo. With him at the opposition bench from Prime Minister Prof Apollo Nsibambi, Uganda experienced its golden age of principled disagreement and navigation of truly divisive political matters. There was the Northern Uganda conflict in which the government chose guns where the opposition opted for talks, and where the government took the ICC road, the opposition firmly held to traditional transitional justice.
The kind of politics preferred by Latigo and his ilk is now however long gone and tonight, ON The Spot we pick his mind on how divisive politics can be navigated. We also pick his mind on the land squabbles ravaging the North