Lumumba said they will not institute disciplinary procedures against Kadaga who holds the third topmost position in the party as Second National Vice Chairman until somebody officially complains about her actions.
The Secretary-General of the ruling National Resistance
Movement-NRM Justine Kasule Lumumba has said the former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca
Alitwala Kadaga should face the party’s disciplinary committee for having gone
against its rules and contested as an independent for the office of the speaker
On Monday Kadaga was defeated by her former deputy Jacob Oulanyah
with 310 votes against 197. A day before the Monday vote, the Central Executive
Committee, the second topmost organ of the Party, had chosen Oulanyah to be the
party’s flagbearer to the disappointment of Kadaga.
She told a hastily arranged press conference in Kampala that she
was being edged out of the party for being vocal about issues that concern
people. But Lumumba said for the four times that the party chose Kadaga as
their candidate twice as a speaker and twice as deputy speaker, they were aware
of her rhetoric.
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Lumumba said they will not institute disciplinary procedures against Kadaga who
holds the third topmost position in the party as Second National Vice Chairman
until somebody officially complains about her actions. She said the party
constitution provides a plethora of sanctions for members who veer off the
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On Friday, CEC is expected to sit at State House Entebbe to
evaluate Monday’s elections and also appoint the MPs who will represent the
party on the Parliamentary Appointments Committee that vet presidential
appointees. President Museveni is expected to forward names of people he
has appointed to the cabinet to parliament so that they are vetted before next
week’s State of the Nation address.
Kadaga according to Lumumba is one of the members expected to
attend the meeting.
Lumumba called upon Oulanyah and his deputy, Anita Among not to
ever forget that positions they now hold are deployments by the organs of the
party and that they should hold them in their trust.
“It is the expectation of the National Resistance Movement that
you will provide the necessary strategic leadership in parliament and that you
will support and work in close liaison with the other branches of government in
fast-tracking the social-economic transformation agenda for Uganda,” Lumumba
said. She added that the election of the speaker tested the cohesion and unity
of their party but they emerged victorious.
“I call for calm within NRM fraternity and for the members to
desist from making comments in the media that may be prejudicial to the unity
and cohesion in the party. I call on the NRM members to desist from confronting
each other based on the dynamics of the election,” Lumumba said.