Opposition Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) is weighing sacking the Vice Chairperson of the Parliament Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), Anita Among, who the party is accusing of double loyalty.
This was revealed by the party Vice President Eastern Region, Proscovia Salam Musumba while addressing the party weekly press briefing in Najjanankumbi.
Placement of parliamentary commitee membership is usually a responsibilty of the members’ polical parties.
The former Kamuli Municipality FDC flag bearer was responding to a question on how the new party leadership is set to deal with the opposition leadership in Parliament.
Musumba said that the new FDC leadership under President Patrick Amuriat is ready work with the structures left behind by former President Gen Mugisha Muntu, but revealed that they are discussing the leadership of the different committees of Parliament.
“The leadership of committees; there are issues that we are dealing with, we are discussing issues about the integrity of the kind of leadership especially at committee level and I must tell you we are discussing the committee of COSASE,” Musumba said.
“It presents to us very serious contradictions, which the party president is having to deal with by having a meeting with the MPs. This is a matter that we must deal with,” Musumba said.
According to Musumba, FDC is unhappy with Hon Among’s decision to run as an independent, and also her comments, which she says were not complementary to the party cause.
“There is a public contradiction that we must solve; the Deputy Chair COSASE as you know was a deputy Treasurer General in the party but in the last General election chose to stand as an independent,” said Musumba.
“When she was given the responsibility it was understood that she was sympathetic to the cause, now she has made public utterances about her change of mind.”
Musumba said that Among will have to meet the President and make it clear where her stand is, which will be a basis on whether to replace her or not.
Chimpreports was yet to get hold of Hon Among for her response.
However, she in the past has been accused of being too close to the ruling National Resistence Movement and President Yoweri Museveni.
I thank Anita for being a good example to the local people. She is also a disciplined young person who cherishes advice & uses it maximally. pic.twitter.com/bTxOcQfmAa
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 22, 2017
In an interview with the Observer last year, she admitted that she is open to working with everyone, including President Museveni, for the good of Uganda.
She said: “Being close to people in NRM and being an independent is a non-issue for me. These are irrelevant things that should not be talked about. We want results at the end of the day and I don’t mind working with people in the NRM.”