President Yoweri Museveni was on Sunday forced to kick Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko out of State House Entebbe for allegedly refusing to play a puppet.
Museveni had summoned the NRM Central Executive Committee [CEC] to finalise the arrangements for the race of speakership.
Nsereko is running against Jacob Oulanyah for the position of deputy speaker of parliament.
NRM CEC maintained its status quo on Jacob Oulanyah’s as their preferred candidate for 10th Deputy speakership race and asked Nsereko to step down for him which the MP rejected.
When the meeting kicked off, Museveni called Nsereko to the front and asked him to step down for Oulanyah.
The MP looked at the president and told him point blank that he wouldn’t.
“I am not like those puppets you keep blindfolding with cheap envelopes,” Nsereko reportedly openly told Museveni who was chairing the meeting.
The MP pushed his luck abit further: “I can’t be lured with money, am not backing down for Oulanyah. Wait next Thursday and I will defeat him as you watch.”
He also pointed out to the president that freedom to contest is given to him by the constitution.”
The furious president ordered Nsereko: “May you face the exit door? I don’t want to see you around here.”
The president reportedly asked security to immediately escort the legislator out.
Nsereko, a former NRM rebel MP, later told press that if Oulanyah is not satisfied with being an ordinary MP, he should leave and start growing tomatoes.
“Every day, we hear these lofty men and women challenging young people to become job creators instead of job seekers. Why don’t they lead by example?”
The race continues amid speculation that Oulanyah could be confirmed deputy even elections can be held.