FDC attacks EALA over Zziwa censure motion

Uganda’s representation at the East African Legislative Assembly was bound to end up in disarray, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said.
The FDC spokesperson John Kikonyongo on Monday said the confusion exhibited in the election of Uganda’s representatives in 2011 could not spare the operations of the assembly.
His remarks come at a time when some members of the assembly are hatching a new move to have Margret Zziwa impeached over alleged incompetence.
According to Mr Kikonyongo, the bickering between the assembly’s Speaker Margret Zziwa and Uganda’s representatives led by Dorah Byamukama is tarnishing the image of the country and NRM should reign in on them.

Last week while addressing the media, Ms Zziwa who has had a tumultuous reign right from her election said she will not yield to pressure from her critics to resign from her job.
“I will not resign I was assigned by the people of Uganda, and I am carrying my country’s flag with me on behalf of them,” Ms Zziwa said.
Ms Zziwa, who has survived several impeachment attempts by a section of Eala legislators who want her out of the post, said the past eight months have been unsettling in the assembly but insisted that has not tainted its overall performance.
Several attempts to impeach her have failed on technical grounds or been challenged in the East African Court of Justice. She ascended to the post after a fierce contest with Ms Dorah Byamukama, who had been widely reported to be the official Uganda government candidate for the post. She got 33 votes to beat Ms Byamukama who had 12.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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