NRM caucus still bitter with Rebel MPs

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus is yet to seek explanation from its members that voted against a Bill that removed age limits from the constitution.

The Caucus held a closed door meeting at parliament yesterday, in effort to find consensus on what action should be taken against the 28 party members who voted against the Bill. The legislators were also expected to chart the next course of action now that the Constitutional Amendment Act 2017 is being challenged at the Constitutional Court.

The meeting chaired by Party Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, reportedly agreed to write to each of the 28 legislators from NRM to explain their stand.  Sources say Nankabirwa questioned why the dissenting MPS did not alert the Party in writing that they would not go against the NRM caucus stand.

The Kassanda South MP, Simeo Nsubuga, told journalists that the Legislators that voted against the party position were advised to write to the chief whip to explain their decision. The Kinkizi West MP, James Ruugi Kaberuka, who also voted against the amendment, said they will wait to see what the chief whip writes to them.

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