Last weekend was a concert of events when the long wait to whom the NRM will endorse for speakership. It came as a shock when the Kamuli women representative Rebecca Kadaga was denied another 3rd chance to head the legislature.
Having been disappointed with the decision of the party’s supreme body the Central Executive Committee chaired by president Museveni which turned down her speakership candidature, Kadaga decided to give the race another shot even without the party’s endorsement.
Indeed she put up a spirited fight till the last minute when Jacob Oulanyah won with over 300 votes higher than her 197 votes which prompted her to concede defeat. Since Monday everyone in the corridors of power has been guessing what’s Kadaga’s next move.
It has since been rumored that the former speaker decided to eat her own words and was convinced by the president to take up the powerless vice presidential job but we can’t verify until Museveni unveils the list of his new cabinet.
However, it may not be well with Kadaga as instigated by her rival and former government chief whip in parliament Ruth Nankabirwa who has already started pressing buttons of disciplinary action against the woman made from iron and steel from Kamuli claiming she’s not bigger than the party of NRM.
Following speculations, the party’s Secretary General Justine Lumumba Kasule has revealed that once disciplinary action is raised against Kadaga in the party’s disciplinary committee, she will be cautioned never to defy Museveni, be suspended or expelled for good from the party.
UPDATE: Justine Kasule Lumumba: @RebeccaKadagaUG
will either face caution, suspension or expulsion from the NRM depending on whether there will be a formal complaint made to the party disciplinary committee over her conduct.#NTVNews pic.twitter.com/iNqeee0PXX
— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) May 27, 2021