18 June 2012

Uganda: NRM Caucus Meeting Underway

President Yoweri Museveni, the NRM chairperson has summoned NRM MPs for a caucus meeting. The meeting which kicked off at 3pm is underway at State House Entebbe.

Among the issues to be discussed include the recent Ishaka polls where NRM lost to opposition FDC, strategies for Bukoto-South, Jinja Municipality and Kasese district by-elections.

Sources within NRM Party revealed that the President was not happy with the way things turned out in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality by-elections where the party's flag bearer Nasser Bassajjabala lost the seat to Odo Tayebwa (FDC).

"The President went and campaigned for Basajja. What happened next, we lost. That was not good for our party," an insider told the New Vision on phone before the members left for the meeting.

Bassajja's elections were nullified by Court over bribery allegations. Court has also nullified the election result for Jinja woman MP Agnes Nabirye (NRM) and Bukoto South MP Hajji Mbabali (NRM).

According to caucus acting chief whip Daudi Migereko, the meeting will also discuss the recent concluded elections for the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

Migereko however declined to discuss the details on whether the meeting will also discuss the fight that was involved in the elections of the Speaker.

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