The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba yesterday expressed his disgruntlement with the NUP party constitutional amendments advanced by the leaders at the Secretariat.
According to Mpuuga, that specific clause will deprive the party of experienced, entrenched, and formidable leaders who will be forced into retirement at a very tender stage of leadership.
The Deputy President for NUP in Buganda said he is specifically opposed to the amendment that regulates potential leaders to serve strictly for two elective terms and step aside for others to take up the mantle.
“I was not around when the amendments were made by my party leaders. I was on leave at the time. I was consulted and told them my dissenting opinion on that matter,” the former DP member who has served as Nyendo Mukungwe MP since 2011 said. “Limiting elected leaders to two terms will deny us, credible leaders. I will speak to my colleagues about my dissenting thoughts on that matter,” he added.
Mpuuga is not the only lawmaker to oppose the newly adopted NUP constitutional amendments. Similar sentiments are harbored by Kimanya Kabonera MP Abed Bwanika and controversial Bukoto Central MP Dr. Twaha Kagabo who have also specifically opposed these clauses.