A storm is brewing within the ranks of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) over a meeting between Kasese MPs and President Museveni on December 28th at his Kisozi farm in Gomba district.
The meeting, which was convened ostensibly to discuss the crisis that has rocked Rwenzururu Kingdom, enraged radicals within the FDC who insist that MPs allied to the party cannot meet President Museveni without the blessings of top party organs like Central Executive Committee(Cec).
The group opposed to the meeting is composed of FDC officials allied to Dr Kiiza Besigye while those that support the idea of the meeting are officials allied to FDC President Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu.
A group of youths in the party is preparing a petition to the FDC Disciplinary Committee to demand for an inquiry into the meeting. This is the first matter Gen Muntu will contend with when he returns from the Christmas break.
There is quite suspicion within FDC that money could have exchanged hands after the meeting bearing in mind that the meeting was negotiated by the Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among a known conduit of cash incentives from President Museveni to Opposition politicians.
The meeting with Museveni was led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza.
Other Kasese MPs who attended are Robert Centenary (Kasese municipality), Atkins Katusabe (Bukonzo West) and William Nzoghu (Busongora North) and Harold Muhindo (Bukonzo East).
Geoffrey Sibendire, the Kasese district chairperson, and Rt Rev Jackson Nzerebende, the South Rwenzori bishop also attended the controversial meeting.