By Juma Nsubuga
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) is going to emphasize Party discipline in the forthcoming by-elections for the seat of the Woman MP in Butaleja District following the recent death of Cerinah Nebanda.
President Museveni made the call while meeting Butaleja district leaders at his country home in Rwakitura yesterday .He said that indiscipline by characters who will go on marring the process of the by-elections would be punished using the National Constitution as well as that of the NRM.
Mr. Museveni was pleased to note that the groups that are vying for that Parliamentary Seat have resolved to settle their differences and support one NRM candidate who will emerge after the Party primaries.
The President also expressed his condolences to the delegation of over 70 members following the death of their youthful MP.
The president revealed to the delegation that the suspects who had been arrested in connection with the demise of the late legislator were charged in courts of law on the 31st December 2012.
He called upon the Butaleja LC5 Chairperson and the other leaders not to take sides in the forthcoming elections adding that “as a leader and parent I cannot take sides.”
The Electoral Commission has set February 2013 for the by-elections to fill the position that fell vacant after the death of the late Cerinah Nebanda.