By Fahad Masereka and Edward Makanika
The rift amongst Forum for Democratic Change leaders in Kasese has taken a new twist after the party chairman in the district Saul Maate decided to suspend four MPs from the district executive committee last week.
Maate said Katusabe Atkins of Bukonzo West, Jackson Mbaju Katika of Busongora county south, Winfred Kiiza the district woman member of parliament and Robert Centenary from Kasese municipality had been suspended for shunning meetings.
Maate said they had shunned a mobilization meeting organised to welcome their party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the national mobiliser Ingrid Turinawe and former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye to the district.
Katusabe Atkins was close to Maate until last month when he hosted President Museveni in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.
Earlier Centenary had lobbied for cash worth Shs 200 million to cater for widows who lost their husbands during the clashes between the central government and Rwenzururu in December 2016.
As for Mbaju he supported the motion to split Kasese district against the wishes of his party.
Maate told The Nile Post that the change in behaviour of the four MPs had forced him to take the decision.
He added that the FDC can now be proud of the two legislators who welcomed their president saying the other four possibly they have got their own ways.
He advised the four members of parliament to keep enough money when they still have chance to get some, because according to him they will not make it back to parliament in 2021.
He said they had already identified candidates to replace the four MPs.