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Muhammad Nsereko, Kampala Central MP has confirmed receiving notification for the meeting with President Yoweri Museveni together with their lawyers.
(L-R) MPs Barnabas Tinkasiimire, Muhammad Nsereko and Wilfred Niwagaba

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NRM party rebel members of parliament have set conditions for their meeting with President Yoweri Museveni on July 1st. 

They are Mohammad Nsereko, Kampala Central MP, Wilfred Niwagaba, Ndorwa East, Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga County and their Buyaga East County counterpart Barnabas Tinkasiimire.

The four legislators were expelled from the ruling National Resistance Movement in April 2013 by the party Central Executive Committee chaired by President Yoweri Museveni for alleged indiscipline and defying official party positions.

The NRM party attempted to evict the MPs from parliament forcing them to petition court. The case is still ongoing. This morning, Daily Monitor carried a story showing that President Yoweri Museveni had summoned the rebel legislators for a meeting.

Muhammad Nsereko, Kampala Central MP has confirmed receiving notification for the meeting with President Yoweri Museveni together with their lawyers. According to Nsereko, they will attend the meeting and present their views on the party.

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Nsereko says they expect to discuss issues of democracy and the future of the country.

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Wilfred Niwagaba, the Ndorwa East MP told URN in a phone interview that he had not yet seen the invitation for the meeting but said would first caucus and agree on the issues to be discussed before meeting the president.

He said they don\'t want to have a tea meeting, but want to discuss issues on democracy, constitutionalism, and rule of law and other issues of national importance.

Niwagaba also said that he is pessimistic about rejoining the NRM party citing lack of internal democracy. He also said that he is not considering dropping his case against the party since it is only awaiting judgment.

Efforts to speak to Theodore Ssekikubo and Barnabas Tinkasiimire were futile as they didn\'t respond to our repeated phone calls.  Recently, while in Ndorwa East President Yoweri Museveni told the voters there that he would leave the issues of local politics to locals. 

He also described Niwagaba as organised contrary to his earlier request to the voters to boot out the legislator. 

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