By Ivan Mwine
A sinister plot is being hatched by some Members of Parliament to knife Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake Butebi from his position as Commissioner of Parliament representing the opposition.
Insiders at Parliament reveal that the plot to oust Zaake from the said position is being orchestrated by some opposition legislators and other MPs from the ruling party.
We have established that the MPs who want Zaake out are arguing that he keeps on exhibiting indiscipline, which makes him unfit for the position, although they do not cite cases of indiscipline against him.
Moles at Parliament however reveal that Zaake’s militant and defiant style of leadership is what has pitied him against fellow MPs who want him out, because being a member of the National Unity Platform (NUP) many of them are not comfortable with his radical approach to matters of national importance.
The Moles however reveal that the plot for a vote of no confidence in Zaake is still being kept as a top secret so as to keep in darkness until when he will be surprised with the motion, which those pushing the project want to be raised by a legislator on the opposition side.
However, although he is aware of the plot, insiders in NUP reveal that Zaake has since ignored this type of in-fighting, reasoning that it is being orchestrated by some MPs who belong to the ruling party with intent to derail the aspirations of the opposition.
We have learnt that the Leader of Opposition MP Mathias Mpuuga has since written a letter to the Clerk of Parliament exposing the plot for a vote of confidence against Zaake which was raised by MP Ojara Mapenduzi, arguing that the move is against the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure.aake
Zaake is a businessman and politician who was first elected to Parliament in the 2016 general elections as an Independent Member.
In late 2020, he crossed to the National Unity Platform (NUP), Uganda’s leading opposition Party.
In January 2021, he contested on NUP ticket for MP, Mityana Municipality and won a second term in office.
He was subsequently voted a Commissioner of Parliament representing the entire Opposition on the Ugandan Parliament’s highest decision-making organ