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BETTY AMONG SHOULD SPEAK OUT WHERE SHE LIES-OPPOSITION

Tough times ahead of UPC’s Betty Among in Parliament after accepting a ministerial position in the ruling NRM government.

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza is demanding for an explanation from Among, on whether she is still on the opposition side or she has crossed to the ruling NRM Party.

Kiiza who claims that Among ridiculed herself when she accepted a ministerial portfolio of Lands, says she will not be compromised by the office of the speaker to Parliament on matters of law when it comes to bending the law to allow Among continue sitting on the opposition, when in reality she has already crossed the floor.

Hon Betty Among, a UPC leaning Legislator from Oyam was appointed by President as Minister for Lands Housing and Urban Development.

The law requires a member to lose their seat, once they cross from one party to the other.

BETTY AMONG-MINISTER FOR LANDS & ENVIRONMENT

Following this acceptance and oath of secrecy she took, she left the opposition in Parliament puzzled on whether she’s still an opposition member; this to Winnie Kiiza, Among owes the opposition an answer.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

This leaves the leader of the opposition in a tricky situation, but what next for Among if she doesn’t make an explanation to Kiiza?

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

Kiiza reveals that she’s not ready for any comprise from government to save Among.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

Kiiza says such political double standards have had adverse effects on political maturity of Ugandans.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

But what’s Betty Among’s thinking from a verbal conversation with her?

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

Kiiza is convinced that Among’s decision, is going to cost the opposition.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT