The Sembabule district NRM disciplinary committee has summoned Theodore Sekikubo the Lwemiyaga county MP, to answer for his alleged violation of the party constitution.
Sekikubo and a district councilor Fatuma Namugura are accused of campaigning for an independent candidate in the just-concluded Sembabule Woman MP elections instead of the supporting the NRM appointed candidate.
Sam Kuteesa the Sembabule district NRM chairman confirmed the summons for both Sekikubo and Namugura. He said the recent split in the party membership in Sembabule has led to massive defections to the opposition.
Elly Muhumuza, the Sembabule district NRM secretary, said Sekikubo has 30 days to file his defense. He said the MP will also be asked to explain claims he made on CBS Radio on Monday night that NRM rigged the by-elections in favor of its candidate.
In addition the NRM has also ordered Herman Ssentongo, the Sembabule district chairman, and Joy Kabatsi the independent candidate in teh elections, to return their party cards.
Both Kabatsi and Sekikubo have scoffed at the summons.
Sekikubo said he is ready to defend himself against the accusations.
In a recent meeting Amama Mbabazi, the NRM secretary general called for serious action against members who violate the party constitution.