The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has been advised to allow all its members, including the MPs that voted against the Presidential Age Limit constitutional amendment i n 2017, to attend the forthcoming party delegates conference.
Yesterday, the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba told press that 30 NRM MPs including those who voted against the age limit amendment would not be allowed to participate in the conference scheduled for 25th this month at Namboole stadium.
Lumumba at a press conference, announced that those on this list that wish to attend the event, will have to appear first before the party disciplinary committee.
However, NRM’s Director Legal, Oscar Kihika in a letter dated 15th January 2019, warned Mrs Lumumba against blocking these MPs.
He noted that these MPs are legally still members of the National conference basing on Article 11(2) of NRM constitution.
“To the best of my knowledge, these MPs thus far have not been dismissed from the NRM,” he said.
According to Kasule Lumumba, the so-called rebel MPs will be replaced by Independent MPs who lean towards NRM.