Lands minister, Aidah Nantaba, has officially quit the ruling party after being floored in the NRM primaries.
She was defeated by Moses Kaliisa Karangwa, a businessman, in the race for the Kayunga district NRM chairman seat.
The announcement sparked off a protest by her supporters which was successfully crushed by anti-riot police.
She accused Karangwa of rigging the election and swore she was quitting the ruling party.
NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Tanga Odoi, told press today at Kyadondo that Nantaba wrote to him officially leaving the party.
“Nantaba has written to NRM withdrawing from party primaries officially and we accept,” Tanga told press.
“We are not going to tolerate impunity. If you don’t agree with the results, write a petition. Nantaba did not write one.”
Tanga said the party leadership accepted her “request” to withdraw from all NRM activities yet she remains a minister in the NRM government.
“She is above 18, the letter was signed by her because of irregularities which she foresaw.”
He said the letter wasn’t requesting them to debate whether she should leave or not but was telling them about a decision made by her.
“NRM has lost bigger people than her like Amama Mbabazi but the party is still strong and in fact more organised,” Tanga reminded Nantaba.