By UJK editorial
The rift among FDC leaders in Kasese has taken a new twist after the party chairman Saul Maate on Monday 6th May decided to throw out some office furniture donated to the party office by the Kasese Woman Mp Winnie Kiiza from his office.
The furniture that include office tables and sofa seats were replaced by second hand hired plastic chairs.
Maate also says the four embattled MPs who include Katusabe Atkins of Bukonzo West, Jackson Mbaju Katika of Busongora south, Winfred Kiiza and Robert Centenary for Kasese municipality have been suspended from the district executive committee
He says the change in behavior of the four MPs had forced him to take the decision.
He added that the FDC can now be proud of the two legislators Nzoghu William and Herod Muhindo who welcomed their president.
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 adding that the party has already identified candidates to replace the four MPs.
Katusabe Atkins was close to Maate until last month when he hosted President Museveni in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.
Recently, Centenary lobbied for cash worth Shs 200 million from president Museveni to cater for widows who lost their husbands during the 2016 Rwenzururu deadly attacks.
As for Katika he supported the motion to split Kasese district against his party wishes.
The party members who witnessed the throwing out of the furniture blamed the four embattled MPs for disloyalty to the party whereas others blamed Maate’s approach in handling internal matters of the party.
Hosia Baluku the Political Assistant to Winfred Kiiza who received the furniture called for calmness in the party saying plans were underway to reconcile the warring leaders. END