MP Nsibambi Elected FDC Chief Whip in Parliament

Yusuf Nsibambi, Member of Parliament for Mawokota South addressing journalists on Saturday.

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | During the FDC delegates’ conference, Yusuf Nsibambi, Member of Parliament for Mawokota South, was voted in as the party’s chief whip in parliament. This decision followed the party’s earlier withdrawal of Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, Member of Parliament for Kira Municipality, from the position of party chief whip in parliament in August. Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the party’s Secretary-General, communicated this change in a letter dated August 7, 2023, addressed to the Speaker of Parliament.

However, the Speaker, Anita Among, declined to accept Nsibambi’s appointment, citing improper party procedures. To resolve the matter, Mafabi initiated a vote at the party delegate’s conference held at the Patidar Samaj Sports Ground in Lugogo Kampala.

Initially, Mafabi began the voting process but was later advised to let the meeting chairman, FDC National Chairman Mukalazi Kibuuka, lead the proceedings. At the conclusion of the vote, 965 delegates were in favor of Nsibambi’s appointment, 08 opposed it, and 9 abstained. Consequently, Nsibambi was declared the new FDC Chief Whip in Parliament by Kibuuka.

It’s worth noting that attempts to challenge the ongoing delegates’ conference in court by some FDC members from Katonga were unsuccessful. They argued that the conference was called by the party’s Electoral Commission chairman, Boniface Bamwenda Toterebuka. However, it was revealed that Deputy National Chairman of the FDC, Kibuuka Mukalazi, had called the conference, with claims from Nandala that National Chairman Wasswa Birigwa refused to sign a notice issued by the electoral commission outlining an election roadmap.

This delegates’ conference occurred amid a division within the party, with factions known as the Najjanankumbi group and the Katonga faction, citing concerns about financial support from the NRM as the primary reason for their split.


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