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While addressing the media at a weekly press briefing in Kampala, the Kalungu West Member of Parliament Joseph Sewungu noted that the Democratic Party is to hold a NEC meeting on 20 September and the major topic of discussion would be ensuring that they don’t stage any candidate against the rebel MPs in case the Supreme court rules in favor of the NRM party.
`The NRM ‘rebel’ MPs are pro-people and all parties should join their support against the NRM in the next by-elections,’’ noted Sewungu.
The legislator therefore stressed that the members of parliament from the opposition are ready to fight and ensure that the rebel MPs come back to parliament.
`They have to come back to parliament because there is no legal entity used to push them out of court,’’ added the former teacher.
He therefore noted that the court case is targeting the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga to be pushed out of her seat if she acts contrary to the NRM wishes.
“We have vital information that the NRM party aims at throwing Kadaga out of her seat the moment she disagrees with the party,’’ asserted Sewungu.
Sewungu added that this move is evidenced by the letter that was served by the Attorney General to the speaker of parliament petitioning her to push the rebel members out of court that was served even before the court ruling.
These remarks by the Democratic Party come in a few days after the constitutional court ruled in favor of the NRM and ordered the `rebel’ MPs Theodore Ssekikubo, Wilfred Nuwagaba, Muhammad Nsereko and Barnabas Tinkasimire out of parliament but the MPs have since taken to the supreme court challenging the ruling.