Members of Parliament have today shown support to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga as she contests for the position of Second National
Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Although Kadaga did not tell the MPs the purpose for the
meeting at the Parliament, it turned out that NRM, opposition and independent Members of Parliament all cheered Kadaga for
the race of NRM Central Executive Committee against her rival Minister of Lands
Kadaga who is the incumbent called on the MPs to mobilise
support for her, and convince the NRM structures in their districts to vote her
for the position.
Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka said Kadaga doesn’t discriminate
based on political parties and also has been helping him as a troubled MP.
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Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP says that Kadaga has done
a lot of good things for the country, including in many cases to the people she
doesn’t know. Olanya says that he will mobilize support for people in Amuru to
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Mary Babirye, the Masaka Municipality MP and Democratic
Party Member says that although she doesn’t have a vote, she has the support
of the Speaker. She says as a woman, she cannot dare loose Kadaga who is a like
a mother to them.
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Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal says Kadaga is experienced and
mature and she is the better placed leader for the NRM Second National
Chairperson. Ogwal said that she would try and talk to Kadaga's rival in the
race so she can step down in favor of Kadaga.
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Edmund Herbert Ariko, the MP Soroti Municipality says that
despite being FDC, he rallies behind the Speaker Kadaga. He says Kadaga has
stood with the MPs and Parliament and this is the leadership the country needs.
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Several NRM members and independent MPs also hailed Kadaga
and wished her victory for the position.
Kiboga East MP Keefa Kiwanuka hailed Kadaga for standing
with MPs. He said Kadaga was a capable leader with a vision for the future.
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Edward Makmot Otto, the Agago County MP says that Kadaga is a
good leader that the NRM cannot afford to lose. On her side, Kadaga thanked the MPs for supporting her.
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Attempts to speak to Percis Namuganza on the incidence in
parliament and her candidature was futile by press time.