NRM ‘Happy’ With Parliament Evictions

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has directed all its members who were thrown out of Parliament by court to challenge the rulings in higher courts as they await further instructions from the party Secretariat in Kampala.

The ruling party has so far lost 10 of its parliamentarians who were thrown out of the House by the courts for reasons ranging from lack of academic qualifications to alleged election malpractice.

Yesterday Tuesday alone, sickness four parliamentarians were expunged by courts from Parliament, unhealthy bringing the total number of evicted MPs to 11, buy information pills with more expected as courts around the country race against time to complete the over 140 cases filed to challenge the results of the February parliamentary elections.

On Tuesday evening, NRM’s Deputy Spokesperson Mr. Rogers Mulindwa said that although it is the most affected by these court decisions, the ruling party was in fact happy that at last it is being vindicated.

“We are happy that the country is realizing what we said about our efforts to strength the Judiciary,” said Mulindwa.

“We said, time and again that the judiciary is now and stronger and entirely independent unlike what the opposition have been alleging. It is only when the law touches them (opposition) that they start labeling the judges as NRM puppets,” noted Mulindwa in a televised interview.

The NRM mouthpiece further blamed the media for training all the attention only on the NRM MPs that lost their seats, noting that several others have actually won their cases including the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

“You are only focusing on us and you don’t report our court victories. We shall print a full list of our MPs who won their cases and give it to you,” he added.

Mulindwa exonerated the ruling party’s electoral commission head by Dr Tanga Odoi, which together with the national electoral commission has been on the spotlight for showing green light to people with no academic qualifications to proceed and contest in the February elections.

“As the Secretariat, we sent all our contestants to the National Council for Higher Education, which cleared them to stand. Dr Tanga Odoi simply allowed those cleared by the council and (Badru) Kiggundu also stamped their papers. We also don’t understand why the courts have found so many of the unqualified.”


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