The former state minister for Animal industry Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama yesterday humiliated former speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga after he defamed her for visiting the shrines.
“We cannot vote for someone who visits to shrines.” Rwamirama said.
“Our country motto is: ‘For God and my country,’ we need a God -fearing speaker.”
Rwamirama made the remarks yesterday at Kololo ceremonial grounds while nominating Omoro county MP Jacob Lokori Oulanya for the position of the speaker.
He (Oulanya) was seconded by Oyam district WMP Anitah Annette Among in a hotly contested race.
In May 2016, Kadaga who had just been voted the speaker of the 10th parliament for her second elective term was captured in videos paying a visit to shrines at Nendha Hill in Busoga region.
In a video that went viral, Kadaga was seen donning in Navy blue pair of trousers worshipping the devil amid armed to the tooth security. It is alleged that she had gone to pay Almsgiving to the gods for blessing her to win the speakership race.
This attracted debates from the public domains with many faithful questioning the Christianity of the country’s leadership.
Among the people who criticised the speaker’s actions were former gender and integrity minister Miria Matembe who
Kadaga of going against Christian values.
In an interview with NBS TV’ journalist Samson Kasumba, Matembe had this to say:
“I didn’t see NBS TV story but someone sent to me a video clip which I viewed before entering the All Saints church.”
“Kadaga is our parishioner at All Saints Church and I remember one day she walked onto the alter and gave her life to Jesus Christ… If my sister at the highest level of education, knowledge and understanding can identify herself with those who have not gone to school and go to worship the devil and to believe that the dead and devil are the ones who give authority to rule this nation, then for sure, I lost hope for the leadership I had always doubted.” Said disgraced Matembe.
About the Speaker election.
In a hotly contested race, Jacob Oulanya – NRM was voted the speaker of the 11th parliament after he garnering 310 votes against his former boss Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga whom he deputized during the nineth and tenth parliament. Kadaga – independent NRM leaning became the second after scoring 197 votes and FDC’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda in the third position with his only 15 votes.
Also NRM’s Anitah Annette Among was elected the deputy speaker of the 11th parliament after she obtained 415 votes against FDC’s Yusuf Nsibambi who garnered 35 votes and Bukoto central MP Muhammad Nsereko – independent who got 24 votes.
Both Oulanya and Among took oath of allegiance and their duties started with immediate effect.
Its however remains uncertain if Kadaga’s devil worshipping actions were the reasons MPs based on not to vote her for a third term.