John Nasasira, the government chief has defended the deputy speaker of parliament for responding to the president’s invitation to NRM members of parliament in Rwakitura.Speaker of parliament can still represent a constituency while in office.
John Nasasira, the government chief has defended the deputy speaker of parliament for responding to the president’s invitation to NRM members of parliament in Rwakitura. Nasasira says Jacob Oulanya, did nothing wrong since he only visited model farmers in Rwakitura and Masaka.
He says that the opposition attempts to censure Oulanya from the post of deputy speaker of parliament will be defeated. Nasasira’s remark follows threats by opposition MPs to censure him for his involvement in political party activities.
On Tuesday, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the leader of the opposition demanded an explanation from Oulanya on why he was still attending party activities when his office requires him to be impartial.
Nandala said that action of Oulanya had tainted the integrity of the office of the deputy speaker adding that Oulanya had lost the moral integrity to chair any parliamentary session. But Nasasira will not have of this. He challenged the opposition MPs not to go through with this line of argument saying that both the speaker and her deputy are representatives of constituencies.
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Robinah Nabbanja, Woman MP Kibaale says the opposition is getting out of line by plotting to censure Oulanya. After all, she argues that they did not vote for him when he sought for the position.
After a line of questions from the journalists, Nabbanja stated that the Deputy Speaker is also an MP whose constituents would benefit from such a tour.
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But the opposition is not relenting on their threat. Mafabi says they will pursue the matter even outside parliament.
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