Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko one of the four MPs expelled from the ruling NRM party says he is okay with the expulsion move and is now moving to form a new political party.
He says the new party is to be called “Orange Democratic Party” and is to bring together the aggrieved people or the “abakoowu” such as disgruntled teachers and doctors. Another expelled MP Wilfred Niwagaba says he’s not shocked by decision and is now waiting for official communication from the party. The other two are Theodore Ssekikubo and Barnabas Tinkasiimire. Another so called “rebel” MP Vincent Kyamadidi has been suspended for four months.
Clause 7 of Article 84 spells out that: “The right to recall a Member of Parliament shall only exist while the Movement political system is in operation.” Given that the Movement System is long gone however the same constitution also says that The Mp’s Can be thrown out of parliament if they change party in their term of office. so it will be up to whoever the court to define whether expulsion is the same as changing party.