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NUP Opts To Remove Mpuuga From Parliamentary Commission By Force

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When information stormed the public domain indicating that a meeting which Bobi Wine convened last month advised former Leader of Opposition in Parliament and commissioner of parliament Mathias Mpuuga to step down from, there was debate on whether the issue would have been put in public or not.

Speaking to NTV Uganda days after posting the said document, Bobi Wine revealed that they decided to bring the matter in public after Mpuuga declined to come out and issue an apology as he was asked to do so in 48 hours.

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Well, he came out and clarified on the said controversial Shs500m and he even vehemently declined to resign from his role as parliamentary commissioner as he had earlier been advised despite admitting to allocating this money together with speaker Anita Among and other three commissioners.

In a highly anticipated talk show last Saturday on Buganda’s CBS radio, Mpuuga also said that his party National Unity Platform and Bobi Wine only had powers to appoint him as commissioner of parliament but have no powers to recall him unless through a parliamentary process, a motion of removal and then a ballot like it was done to Zaake in early 2022.

In another document now released by the National Unity Platform, the Mpuuga issue seems to be heading to the crossroads as the party has now decided to recall him should he not come out in 7 days not come out to provide a satisfactory explanation in writting.

According to a document shared by the National Unity Platform, a National Executive Committee meeting chaired by the NUP Deputy President Dr Lina Zedriga Walu also acting party president convened on Monday 05th March decided to recall Mpuuga from his juicy position.

The public now waits to see what will befall Mpuuga if he declines to bow to the party’s pressure of writting a satisfactory explanation. Questions now linger if the party has powers to do recall him.

In our earlier article, we explained how a Commissioner of Parliament is removed from this lucrative position. According to the rules of procedure, rule 94 describes how this is done as seen in the extract below.

Many people have sided with Mpuuga saying the money he was allocated is legal and Mpuuga has no case to answer while others including the Uganda Law Society (ULS) indicated that the money got is illegal and irregular.

However if the battle decides to drag him out of the Parliamentary Commission by force, we are sure of a tough and long legal battle similar to that of the Rebel NRM MPs Muhammed Nsereko, Barbas Tinkasimire, Theodre Ssekikubo and Wilfred Nuwagaba who in a meeting chaired by president Museveni in April 2013 were expelled from the party.

The development comes at a time when parliament is under fire for wasting tax payer’s extravagantly with out shame with some calling for the impeachment and resignation of Speaker Anita Among. Records show several junior parliament staff including Chris Obore have been receiving huge chucks on Money on behalf of parliament to run her errands especially the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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