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    Hon. Mpuuga Defies Call to Resign as Parliamentary Commissioner

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    The former Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP), Mathias Mpuuga, has declined the National Unity Platform’s (NUP) call to resign his position as parliamentary commissioner.

    Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, the leader of the National Unity Platform, acknowledged during a press conference in the party courtyard that he had been browsing X, formerly known as Twitter, when he came across the trending hashtag #Parliament Exhibition.

    The exhibition unveiled and brought to light corrupt government officials, including Speaker of Parliament Annet Anita Among and other NRM lawmakers implicated in the misappropriation of public funds.

    Kyagulanyi revealed that he was taken aback by the involvement of his deputy and the vice president of the National Unity Platform, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, who previously held the position of Leader of the Opposition and serves as the legislator for Masaka Mukungwe, in corrupt activities.

    The total sum of 500M UGX was a real tribute that was sent personally to Mpuuga. Kyagulanyi says when he asked Mpuuga about the scandal, Mpuuga accepted and said he involved in the corruption scandal.

    He proceeded to disclose that he convened with his fellow party leaders, including the Party General Secretary, to deliberate on Mpuuga’s affairs. Subsequently, they initiated an investigation and determined that Mpuuga had been found guilty as charged.

    Kyagulanyi consequently summoned his colleague to elucidate the unfolding scandals, prompting Mpuuga to disclose his involvement in the corruption debacle. Subsequently, Kyagulanyi and his associates expressly counseled Mpuuga to judiciously consider the trio of options presented to him;

    1-To take back the money which was equivalent to 500M UGX back to the government.

    2-To stand in front of their supporters and humbly seek forgiveness from them.

    3- To resign from the seat of Parliament commissioner.

    According to the recent communication from the NUP, it appears that Mpuuga has opted for the third choice of stepping down. However, what has added an amusing twist to the situation is that in his formal response to his party’s letter, Mpuuga refuted the accusation of resigning from his position.

    “I decline the cowardly call on me to resign- Mpuuga alerted.

    Recently, there has been a shift in leadership within the LoP, with rumors swirling around the departure of one personality and the ascension of Joel Ssenyonyi to take their place.

    My attention has been drawn to an unsigned document purportedly attributed to my party, the National Unity Platform, calling for my resignation, inter alia, based on falsehoods and terrible misapprehension of facts, including basic ones,” Mpuuga said.

    “I accordingly decline the cowardly call on me to resign as a parliamentary commissioner, based on spite, envy, and deliberate misrepresentation. The general public is aware and alive to the internal intrigue and machinations unfortunately within this young party over the last two and a half years, during my occupation of the coveted office of the LOP. It became the official style of different party leaders to undermine my work, including the hiring of bloggers to abuse and insult my person,” he said.

    The Bukoto South MP Twaha Kagabo blames NUP leadership for mishandling Mathias Mpuuga’s issue, saying it should have been kept private

    According to Twaha Kagabo a member of NUP who of these days move with the new Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), says, what NUP did in dismissing Mpuuga was childish.

    What comes to your mind fellow Countrymen!

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