Leaders of the Alliance for National Transformation party (ANT) have paid a courtesy call to the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
Among the issues discussed, membership to the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) was at the fore front and sunlit of three Members of Parliament who recently joined ANT.
The Alliance for National Transformation party delegation included party leader Gen. Mugisha Muntu and Secretary General Alice Alaso and newly recruited Member of Parliament representing JINJA MUNICIPALITY EAST Paul Mwiru.
The MPs who have recently joined the ANT party include Hon. Paul Mwiru of Jinja East, who joined Parliament on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party ticket; Hon. Gerald Karuhanga from NTUNGAMO district on Independent ticket and Hon. Kasiano Ezati Wadri representing people from Arua came in as an Independent candidate.
Speaker Kadaga said she was going to consult widely, especially on the issue of IPOD and MPs that have switched allegiance.
The law allows any MP to cross to any party of his or her choice during the last six months of Parliament’s tenure.
This week, other Members of Parliament joined Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform (NUP) party yet hundreds of people have crossed to National Resistance Movement NRM party but non is a member of parliament.
Kadaga promised to have a stakeholders meeting to digest the issues like crossing to different party and Parliament’s Legal department, Uganda Law Society will be consulted.