KAMPALA – The National Vice Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Al Hajji Moses Kigongo, was forced to step in and call Central Executive Committee (CEC) contestants to order after one of the aspirants for National Vice Chairperson, female Princess Percis Namuganza launched verbal artillery on fellow candidate Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Namuganza, known for not mincing words, accused Speaker Rebecca Kadaga of disloyalty to the chairperson of the NRM and the party.
“When you are in CEC you need to remain loyal to the President and the party. I promise that when I am elected, I will work closely with fellow NEC members unlike Speaker Kadaga,” Namuganza said.
Effort by NRM director of communication to reign in and stop the verbal artillery were futile, prompting Kigongo to interject and save the situation.
“I want to offer guidance, please when you come here, do not attack anybody. Talk about yourself, what you have done and what you intend to do,” Kigongo said. He was also quick to point out that he was representing President Yoweri Museveni at the occasion.
It is not the first time Namuganza is accusing Kadaga of disloyalty to President Museveni and the party. While appearing on 89.4 NBS radio in Jinja, Namuganza urged delegates to vote for a person who is young and loyal to President Museveni.
“Speaker Kadaga disagrees with the President most of the time and this has curtailed government programmes,” Namuganza said.
The ruling party delegates will tomorrow (Thursday) go to the polls to vote for various positions on the National Executive Committee.