The opposition National Unity Platform party leadership has once again summoned its affiliated members of parliament to hold round table discussions regarding their next political course of action, this site has reliably learnt.
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A source familiar with the developments says the move is meant to guide the newly elected legislators to adhere to the oath they took last month in Jinja. The retreat comes at a time when parliament is to conclude its ongoing 4 day inauguration ceremony which ends today.
“One of the issues to discuss is the speakership race. The party will guide its members on whom to vote,” our familiar source reveals. “But again, you should recall that the party has been amending its constitution. An updated version of the party constitution is likely to be given to each member of parliament,” our source adds.
With the second retreat set to kick off this weekend, uncertainty remains on whether NUP shall deploy its own candidate to take part in the disputed race for speaker. The vetting committee which was constituted to assess the interested NUP candidates could not share the details of those who had so far expressed their interest to stand for the slot but a committee member told this reporter that only Rubaga North’s Abubaker Kawalya had submitted his credentials to contest. However, this committee member could not adduce visible proof when asked to share with this reporter.