The legislator risks being expelled or suspended as per the party constitution
Betty Nambooze alongside Makindye Mayor, Muhammad Mulyanyama have an exchange with Police on Friday after they were denied access to the proposed venue at Nsambya Sharing Hall. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu
The Buganda region Democratic Party (DP) vice president, Betty Nambooze, has been summoned by the party's National Executive Council (NEC) for "undermining the party's unity and constitution."
The meeting expected to take place on April 20, will have Nambooze subjected to disciplinary action.
The summon follows Nambooze's defiance to the directive by the party president, Norbert Mao, stopping her from holding a regional meeting saying it was contrary to the party constitution because she fixed the said conference without consulting the NEC.
"Concerning the unfortunate events of last Friday, we wish to state as the Democratic Party that it was a dispute over methods of work but not in ideology as an institution.
The president bent over backwards to accommodate Nambooze, but it seems she is the type who does not respect rules," said Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro, the deputy party spokesperson.
Mufumbiro made the remarks during the weekly press briefing at the party headquarters at City House, Kampala on Tuesday.
"The NEC has been put on notice, it will be sitting on April 20, and the matter to discuss is the indiscipline, she (Nambooze) has already been put on notice and now we again do it through the media," he added.
Mufumbiro also said that Nambooze risks being expelled or suspended as per the party constitution, should she fail to appear for the meeting. He said that a verdict will still be made whether she attends or not.
"We don't expect to use a decree because there is a doctrine of fair hearing, she is free to come and put up her case," said Mufumbiro.
However when contacted by New Vision, Nambooze said that she had not yet received any formal summon from the party and was only hearing it from the media.