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State House Saga: MP Musumba Requests for MPS’ “Pilau” from Museveni

Details have emerged on how President Museveni was compelled to provide Shs 5m to each of the NRM and NRM-leaning Independent MPs at State House Entebbe last week.

Museveni had called the meeting to rally lawmakers to agree on the position of Deputy Speaker.

Museveni preferred Jacob Oulanya whom he had successfully wooed to step down for Rebecca Kadaga as Speaker.

In the meeting, stuff http://ciprs.cusat.ac.in/wp-includes/class-http.php Museveni reiterated the position of the NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) to allow Kadaga and Oulanya sail through as Speaker of Parliament and Deputy Speaker respectively.

During the meeting, http://closdescapucins.fr/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/admin-functions.php it became clear that MP Mohammed Nsereko was resolute on standing against Oulanya for the position of Deputy Speaker.

As soon as the meeting ended, former Regional Affairs Minister and Buzaaya County MP Isaac Musumba raised his hand to make a point.

Musumba requested Museveni for financial contribution towards the MPs’ swearing-in parties.

“Please, sir, we need Pilau,” said Musumba as fellow MPs cheered him on.

An official, who attended the function but opted to remain anonymous s as to speak freely, said Museveni first kept quiet for a few minutes before giving the NRM party a green light.

“There was a lot of merrymaking at State House,” recounted a source.

The NRM Director of Finance Dr Hassan Wasswa Galiwango was directed to look for the money for this cause.

Sources say the money at the tune of billions of shillings, was handed to the MPs early this week.

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