The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party called on Members of Parliament, particularly those interested in contesting for the speakership to maintain decorum and treat each other with respect.
The call made by the party’s director for Information Emmanuel Lumala Dombo comes at the peak of what he refers to as fighting for the position between the incumbent, Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah.
“Since the general elections were conducted, the fighting for the positions of the Speaker and Deputy speaker has reached unprecedented levels, Various aspiring members for the two positions have constituted teams, either openly or privately to canvas for support,” he said in a statement.
Whereas the two positions are elective by the members of parliament, he said that it is important that members of NRM remain united for a purpose and they should therefore refer to each other with respect and decorum.
Dombo also reminded MPs who subscribe to the ruling party that endorsement for the official party candidate is yet to be done.
“The NRM code of conduct even goes much further to set standards and specify prohibited conduct. When these two are read together, they do not leave any room for guesswork in as far as relating with decorum,” he said.