NRM’s CEC Expels ‘Rebel’ MPs

Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Sunday adopted the party’s disciplinary committee’s recommendation and expelled  four ‘rebel’ Members of Parliament.

During the NRM's retreat at Kyankwazi, Theodore Sekikubo (L) and Barnabas Tinkasimire rejectED the green fatigues that all members wore
During the NRM’s retreat at Kyankwazi, Theodore Sekikubo (L) and Barnabas Tinkasimire rejectED the green fatigues that all members wore

The MPs who have been shown the exit are; Muhammed Nsereko (Kampala central MP), Theodore Sekikubo (Lwemiyaga county MP), Wilfred Niwagaba, Barnabas Tinkasiimire whereas Rwampara Municipality MP Vincent Kyamamdidi was given a four month suspension.

Their expulsion follows a meeting called by the party chairman President Yoweri Museveni at State House on Sunday.

The MPs are said to have been found guilty of faulting Rule 4 of the NRM constitution which prohibits; use of foul language, campaigning against official party flag bearers in elections, being an agent of foreign agents to the detriment of the party or country and willfully spreading malicious propaganda.

'Rebels' Wilfred Nuwaga (L) and Theodore Sekikubo
‘Rebels’ Wilfred Nuwaga (L) and Theodore Sekikubo have been expelled from the ruling NRM

Although the MPs have maintained their innocence blaming their woes on political infighting, the party has decided otherwise.

The expelled legislators are known for out rightly antagonizing the party, opposing official party positions, earning them the infamous name ‘NRM rebels’, something that some members saw as indiscipline. It is this behavior that has cost them their membership.

Vocal Kampala central MP Muhammed Nsereko has also been fired
Vocal Kampala central MP Muhammed Nsereko has also been fired

By expelling the legislators, the ruling NRM is sending a message to those with intentions to serve the party, that it will not tolerate any form of indiscipline that threaten its unity that is vital for the party’s longevity.

Had they voluntarily resigned from the party or crossed to another, they would have lost their seats immediately according to law. However, they will remain MPs until 2016 when the next general elections will be held. 

 

4 thoughts on “NRM’s CEC Expels ‘Rebel’ MPs

  1. Now M7 can easily bring up an idea of changing the constitution to remove age limit,,,now my other fellow MPs will not say a word without permission from the NRM chair…

  2. It is really impractical to retain a “rebel” in one’s camp. since they have been found guilty of faulting rules of the NRM constitution (Rule 4), then i have no issues with their expulsion. however, i am wondering whether they will retain theis Parliamentary seats or not since they are not representing any party, neither are they independent-implying that they have no side in the house.

  3. Much as Im not an NRM supporter, I commend its stand because I believe there is no institution without guiding principles or laws world over. Secondly these MPs should show exactly where they fall instead of confusing their electorates. I pray that they don’t join our dear FDC to confuse us the more for we have our own stuff to sort out.

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