By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
The Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has lashed to those fighting her from within the government and NRM party to do other things as she is stronger than before, Mafias are fighting me because am fighting corruption and standing by the unprivileged. Kadaga said.
Speaker Kadaga was addressing NRM party zonal chairperson in Munyonyo where she met the leaders to gunner support for her candidature for the position of 2nd National Vice Chairperson in the forthcoming party primaries.
“I don’t like corruption and I speak against it. This causes people who are corrupt and yet highly placed to say I do not like the party and I am speaking against the party. This is wrong, the party has no agenda for corruption, it is individual.
Let us as a government be straight. If the money is for a school, let it go and build a school. This is why I conflict with people in the party because I tell them to stop being corrupt,” Kadaga said.
Rebecca Kadaga is the incumbent and is facing competition from Lands State minister Persis Namuganza. She reminded the meeting that this is the first time she is being opposed for the position.
Kadaga however, said that the argument that she is old is not valid since the party has fronted a person older than her for the chairmanship and the presidency.
“How can you claim you support President Museveni, the party leader who is over 75 and yet you are standing against me because I am old, yet I am younger than the party leader, then that does not make sense,” Kadaga lashes to her critics.