By Watchdog reporter
Democratic Party top organ the National Executive Committee has split over the move to suspend Betty Nambooze from the party.
The president of the party Norbert Mao and his deputy Denis Mbidde are pushing for the dismissal of the Mukono Municipality MP and Vice President for DP in Buganda region.
At the meeting which sat on Thursday at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, delegates from Western Uganda walked out on Mao after the party’s legal advisor Samuel Muyizzi cautioned the NEC members from making the mistake of suspending Nambooze against the rules of natural justice.
Muyizzi, a respected lawyer, told Mao a fellow lawyer that he saw nothing wrong in the accusations levied against Nambooze, and if the party went ahead to dismiss her, he threatened to resign from his position.
Mao had tabled recordings of Nambooze on television, radio stations, facebook and newspaper cuttings as evidence that the outspoken parliamentarian deserved to be dismissed from the party.
Nambooze who is on bed rest in Mukono did not attend the meeting but she is pushing for reforms in Uganda’s oldest party. Nambooze also accused Mao of doing nothing as President Museveni and NRM swallow their party by recruiting from their party.
The Mukono politician has the backing of Medard Seggona, Busiro East MP and Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba as well as party spokesman Kenneth Kakande.
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