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SOURCES: Kadaga walks out of CEC meeting, alleges bias

Museveni spits at Kadaga in State House meeting

Museveni spits at Kadaga during State House meeting

ENTEBBE — The meeting of the ruling National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) held at State House Entebbe has resolved to endorse Jacob Oulanya as Speaker of Parliament.

However, sources within Kadaga campaign have alleged unfairness and bias.

One of her campaigners in a social media post claimed her candidated protested non-CEC Members in the meeting before she decided to walk out in protest.

“Non NRM CEC members invited and attend to forcifully vote. Hon Rebecca Kadaga protested vehemently against intruders and walked out. Immediately she matched out CEC announced Jacob Oulanyah as the winner,” her campaigners alleged, challenging NRM Electoral Chairman Tanga Odoi to declare official results.

Kadaga had expressed worries about CEC’s heavy involvement in determining the top positions in Parliament, saying the matter should be put to vote.

Kadaga said it was undemocratic for CEC to “sit five years early and say five years later so and so will be our Speaker.”

She also said they were not cattle to be selected exclusively by CEC members and questioned why a similar criterion is not applied while picking NRM’s flag bearer for President.

Sources said the dropping of Kadaga followed intense lobbying by Oulanya’s supporters.

President Museveni also is said to have had enough with Kadaga.

Museveni was reportedly angered by reports that a wealthy Indian businessman in Kampala had reportedly bribed Kadaga’s camp with Shs 2bn to compel Parliament to rent space at his building as office for MPs.

The President lost his cool while meeting Independent MPs, warning whoever is involved in corruption at Parliament was going to ‘face my full force’.

Another source privy to the CEC claimed Kadaga was roasted during vetting to justify her silence when the party chairman was losing unprecedented grip of Busoga region which slid to the National Unity Platform party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine. Kadaga in response said she found it hard to defend a party that was arbitrarily arresting youths and targeting political dissent.

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