Three ministers were embarrassed this morning when they returned their nominations forms at the NRM Electoral Commission offices driving government vehicles.
They are the 3rd deputy Prime Minister and the Deputy Leader of Government Business General Moses Ali, State Minister for Investment Gabriel Aridru and Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.
But to their dismay, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi, declined to receive their nominations forms and ordered them to go and park their official vehicles as directed.
Gabriel Aridru, the State Minister for Investment reluctantly directed his driver to Park his official vehicle outside the NRM Electoral Commission premises.
Moses Ali said as a senior official, both in rank and age, is entitled to a government vehicle and should be respected by juniors guarding NRM offices.
Minister Sam Kutesa, also UN Assembly president, said he was unaware of the directive; not to use government vehicles by NRM aspirants but will comply next time.
Tanga had earlier banned the use of public vehicles by NRM officials saying he would effect the law to the letter no matter who broke it.
Addressing press last Friday, Tanga said only the president, vice president, speaker of parliament and her deputy were authorised to use public vehicles.