Angry Betty Nambooze Gives Reasons For Protesting NUP Buganda Caucus Elections

The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Betty Nambooze has finally revealed the reasons why she defied the election process of the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus elections.

This afternoon, Members of Parliament from the National Unity Platform hailing from Buganda held a closed-door meeting to select the Caucus leadership.

In what had earlier been agreed as an election, Nambooze was slapped with shocking news when the session revealed how appoint (Selection not election) leaders.

Within a shortest while, the delegation agreed to appoint the Butambala county legislator Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi as the chairperson of the Buganda caucus with subjecting names of different contenders to campaigns.

This is the same position had been eyed by the outspoken Mukono municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke although she was not considered.

The election of the leadership of the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus is scheduled for Wednesday this week.

The four contenders so far vying for the position of Chairperson include; Betty Nambooze of Mukono Municipality, Muwanga Kivumbi of Butambala, David Kalwanga of Busujju, and Dr. Lulume Bayiga of Buikwe South who is a DP member.

As soon as NUP empowered Muwanga Kivumbi, Nambooze seems to have contested the move as she stormed out in protest. Uncertainty remains on whether she will concede to the decision of her party or she may replicate her former self as she was well known to clash with leaders of parties that she has identified with in the past. 

However to the contrary, Nambooze has challenged those accusing her for moving out of the meeting in protest. According to Nambooze who described herself as a calm person stated that there is no way a party advocating democracy can fail to give chance for democracy to prevail is such elections.

She added that these minor elections are always meant to put political institutions at test, therefore the party position should have involved all leaders even before today’s sessions in order to avoid scandalous scene that catch senior leaders off-guard.

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