The Kampala Central Member of Parliament, there http://centrodelasartesslp.gob.mx/home/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-sidebar-section.php Mohamed Nsereko who is also running for Deputy Speaker of the 10th Parliament has rushed to State House Entebbe to meet with President Yoweri Museveni.
Nsereko, buy together with a number of newly elected NRM leaning Independent MPs left Parliament for State House at midday on Monday.
Former Minister James Kakooza who in the last elections stood on the independent ticket after losing in the NRM primary elections, is among the notable figures seen hoping on the bus to Entebbe.
Mr. Kakooza told journalists at Parliament that they were invited by President Museveni and that they are still loyal to the party.
“We are still loyal to the NRM though we are Independent MPS. The President invited us and we are delighted to honor his invitation,” Kakooza said.
Meanwhile some MPs in the opposition who are strongly behind Nsereko said the move is aimed at luring the Kampala Central legislator to abandon the speakership race for Museveni’s right hand man, Jacob Oulanyah.
Oulanyah was aiming at the Speaker position but was requested the by the president and the NRM Central Executive Committee members to stand down for the incumbent Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
An opposition MP who spoke to this reporter but asked not to be named noted, “Hon. Nsereko shouldn’t have gone to State House. That is simply a trick by Museveni to entice him to leave the Deputy Speaker contest for Oulanyah alone.”
In the NRM, 5 people had already expressed interest for Deputy Speaker including state Minister for Finance, David Bahati, NRM Caucus Spokesman, Denis Hamson Obua, Chairperson Human Rights Committee of Parliament Jovia Kamateka, Lwemiaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo and National Youth MP Monica Amoding (Kumi woman MP elect).
These were however asked to leave the race for Oulanyah and they all obliged.