Political experts have advised former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to avoid abandoning the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) despite her misfortunes in the recently concluded speakership race.
Kadaga, who chose to go against the party’s position on the speakership race in parliament, was beaten at the polls by Jacob Oulanyah, bringing an end to her 20-year career as Deputy Speaker and Speaker respectively.
However, while certain analysts anticipate a scenario where the former speaker walks out of the NRM due to the “humiliation”, a group of political experts has advised Kadaga against such a move for it will be worse.
“The first thing is to completely close the chapter of speakership with all the glory, power and privileges she used to have. It is over,” Professor Ogenga Latigo, former leader of Opposition in Parliament urged.
He said that if Kadaga accepts what happened, it would become easier for her to accept a new decision.
“If she has accepted what happened and decided that she should move on, then the Vice President is good enough,” Ogenga said.
Professor Sabiti Makara, a political lecturer at Makerere University cautioned Kadaga against leaving the NRM and instead urged that she should prepare to take on another position.
“She has served well in the NRM, it is time for her to go back to the party and they sit down and agree on a new position in which she can serve,” Makara cautioned.