Controversial Kampala Woman MP Nabila Nagayi Sempala today had no kind words for President Museveni after her candidate Mohammed Nsereko was trounced during the election for the Deputy Speaker of the 10th Parliament.
9th Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah, both backed by NRM party Chairman Museveni, were re-elected to retain their seats for the 10th Parliament.
Speaking during the aftermath of the 10th Parliament’s first sitting,Ms Nabila described Mr Museveni’s involvement in the activities of the House as uncalled for and compared the event to school children’s elections.
“This election was like a school children’s election for head prefect where parents should not be involved. President Museveni is not an MP (school child),” Nabila Naggayi told reporters.
The President’s presence in Parliament was first questioned by the Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi who raised a point of order, questioning why Mr Museveni had been allocated a slot on the Order Paper,a development he said infringed the rules of procedure.
“I have been in Parliament for four terms. I have never seen this. Why today of all days?” Mafabi questioned.
However, Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana defended the President’s presence, saying Mafabi was out of order because he did not quote any law that bars the President from attending the session.
Acting Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma ruled Mafabi out of order, stating that his role was to oversee the elections.