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Museveni Summons Kadaga To State House


medicine http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop_importer_exporter.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Sources at Parliament who asked not to be named so as to speak freely, about it exclusively told Chimpreports that on Friday at around 10am, Kadaga was summoned to report to the State House.

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The speaker reportedly travelled to Entebbe at around 11am to meet the President.

The details of the meeting remain scanty but the development comes on the heels of deteriorating relations between the legislature and executive after Kadaga refused to expel fired NRM rebel MPs from Parliament.

NRM Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi last month wrote to Kadaga asking her to direct the clerk to Parliament to declare the seats of Theodore Ssekikuubo, Barnabas Tinkasiimire, Mohammed Nsereko and Wilfred Niwagaba vacant.

The legal gymnastics between the two arms of govern arose when the NRM party expelled the four legislators over indiscipline and related charges on April 14.

However, Kadaga in her May 2 ruling said there is no provision in the constitution that provides that MPs expelled from their parties have to quit the House.

NRM and later Attorney General Peter Nyombi attacked Kadaga for “illegally keeping the MPs in the House.”

Sources at State House said Museveni was recently incensed by Kadaga’s “stubbornness and negative attitude towards NRM positions and being populist.”

It is said the meeting lasted at least three hours, with Museveni expressing his disappointment with the manner in which Kadaga is conducting Parliament business.

Museveni wants the fired NRM ‘rebel’ MPs removed from Parliament as a disciplinary measure aimed at instilling discipline in the party.

Kadaga last year crossed swords with Museveni over the contentious “Oil Bill.”

The relations between the pair worsened following the stormy plenary session in which several MPs accused government of having a hand in the death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda.

Government denied the charge.


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