NRM MPs block proposal to table Presidential Transition Bill
Members of the ruling party on Thursday blocked a request by a member to table a private member’s bill on presidential transition.
The bill, according to the motion moved by Buikwe legislator, Lulume Bayiga seeks to among other things, make provisions for the procedure and ceremony for the assumption of the office of the President.
A copy of the bill proposes that it could be achieved by establishment of the presidential transition committee and providing for the procedure for the assumption of the office of the president by the president elect, and his or her access to all state power instruments, national assets and state secrets.
However NRM legislators denied the legislator the chance to present the bill, with the deputy Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi and the minister for Lands, Daudi Migereko, saying the issue is under discussion within the membership of Ipod (Inter party organisation for dialogue) while some MPs just shouted no!
Some NRM MPs who attempted to tow a middle line in the debate reasoned that the party should not use numbers to muzzle good initiatives without getting details of what they intend to bring forward.