KAMPALA – Last week, opposition members of parliament alleged that the 317 MPs who voted for age limit removal from the constitution were given Shs40m each after passing a motion appreciating the president for handling the COVID-19 pandemic well.
Speaking to journalists at parliament on Tuesday, May 19, the NRM party parliamentary caucus spokesperson Margaret Muhanga Franked by the movers of the motion that appreciated the president who included Kole north county mp Bonny Okello, Kiboga East MP Keefa Kiwanuka and Bukholi central MP Solomon Silwany said that there was no need to bribe them to appreciate the president since even the international media has recorganized him for his outstanding role in fighting the coronavirus.
The group threatened to push parliament to send these opposition MPs to the disciplinary committee.
Muhanga accused the opposition legislators of portraying themselves as saviors and labeling the NRM members as sinners.
She said that members of parliament should stop abusing parliamentary immunity to black mailing other fellow MPs.
Silwany stated that the MPs accusing NRM members of getting Shs40m could be under the drug influence.