According to Mao, although opposition MPs seat on the Human rights committee, the ruling party cannot be the same to chair it since most of the victims of the human rights violation are mainly opposition members.
The Bugabula South MP Maurice Kibalya, a team leader of the Kadaga campaign efforts, says that team Oulanyah has been campaigning and CEC has been quiet, but now that Kadaga has launched her campaigns, which is gaining ground, they are being stopped. He has now warned that if any CEC member speaks out in support of any candidate openly, they will resume their campaigns.
Gomba West MP Robina Rwakoojo is optimistic that her experience in law will win her the endorsement of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) for the Deputy Speaker race.
Sseruga Lubega was arrested on Tuesday evening by Mukono police crime investigations department after the NRM National Task Force accused him of embezzling 27 million Shillings meant to run district youth activities in September 2020 .
According to the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, although all MPs in the party are free to express their interest and contest for the Speakership race, the contestants will be vetted and approved by the party’s Central Executive Committee-CEC.
According to Mike Mukula, the Eastern NRM Regional Vice-chairperson says the CEC mostly considers loyalty and interest of the party when picking a Speaker. He says this is what determines who will work in consideration of the interests of the appointing authority.
Oulanyah was called to preside over Wednesday’s session to allow Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to mourn her niece Sheila Alitwala Kadaga who died on Monday. This came moments after Koboko Woman MP Margaret Babadiri put Kadaga to the task to explain the whereabouts of the Deputy Speaker at a time when she needed a break to deal with the loss.
The Committee was tasked by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to take stock of violations that marred the electoral process. It is expected to report back within a month. As part of the investigation, the committee is planning to interact with Presidential candidates, securities agencies, among the police and the army, as well as victims of the said violations.
Nsensebuse says the Officer in Charge of Nakisunga police station, Margret Asio, who led the operation together with her team, should be prosecuted for the recklessness that resulted in the injuring of innocent people. He also accuses police for conniving with his rival Mubarak Ssekikubo, the National Resistance Movement candidate and incumbent Sub-county chairperson to frustrate his campaigns ahead of the polls on Wednesday next week.
According to Dr Odoi, those who opted to contest as independents only 42 (25 direct representatives and 17 women representatives) of the defiant 501 who stood after losing primaries managed to win and the rest lost in the general elections, an indication that the NRM electoral commission had originally done well its job by putting them aside.
They include West Budama North MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth, Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko, Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa, Gomba West MP Robinah Rwakojo, Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga County MP and State Minister for Finance David Bahati.
A number of them told URN that they felt insecure because the polling stations are characterized by heavy security deployment. They argue that the current environment is intimidating for voters, especially, those with divergent political views.