KAMPALA – The ruling National Resistance Movement —NRM — Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has claimed that former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga will either face an indefinite suspension or expulsion from the party.
Lumumba however says the decision to expel or suspend Kadaga will depend on whether there will be a formal complaint made to the party disciplinary committee over her conduct.
The development comes after Kadaga defied NRM ‘CEC stand and stood independently for the 11th Parliament Speakership having been denied party flag in favour of her former deputy, Jacob Oulanyah.
Oulanyah beat her Kadaga with 310 to 197 votes.
NRM Secretary General now says that the election of Oulanyah and her deputy, Anita Among is a reflection of the unity and cohesion within the National Resistance Movement.
“I thank H.E. the President and National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement; the NRM Central Executive Committee and the NRM Parliamentary Caucus for their role in ensuring the election of the two NRM flag bearers for the positions of Rt.Hon. Speaker and Rt.Hon. Deputy Speaker respectively,” she said, reminding the duo that they hold the positions in trust and on behalf of the NRM and that they should always work to fast- track the NRM manifesto.
Lumumba urged members of the party to desist from making any inflammatory statements in the media about the election that she said might be prejudicial to the unity and cohesion of the party.
Early this week, Kadaga claimed that there has been many attempts to eject her from the party leadership.
“During the CEC elections last year there was tremendous State interference and intimidation but I won the contest of CEC national vice chair,” she told reporters recently.
“I want to tell you that I will continue speaking on those issues.
“Despite the constitutional provisions, the position of the women has been relegated. I want to stand up for the rights of those who are still marginalized. I’m appealing to the people of Uganda to ask their representatives in parliament to do the needful.”