Yesterday as the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Zaake Francis was tying the knot with his lover Bridget Nnamirembe, he hosted a delegation of respectable members across all political divides. Some attendants are Members of Parliament from the ruling NRM party while majority are from the opposition National Unity Platform party and the Forum for Democratic Change party.
Majority of the MPs were privy to the arrangements of the wedding and in fact several of them contributed material and funds to help their counterpart to meet the arrangements and preparations for his momentous day.
The event was first detracted by a strange power blackout, which some took to have been a deliberate sabotage by the state as anticipations were in place that opposition figure Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine, a key Zaake ally was to be the guest of honor and a best man for the day.
A heavy lunchtime downpour first too the event to a halt. Many guests braved the downpour by seeking refugee to tents. The rain lasted close to a couple of hours.
Musicians and comedians entertained the revelers. Zambali Bulasio Mukasa, an NBS pressman presided the event as the emcee alongside veteran comedian Leila Kalanzi Kachapizo.
There comes Among’s cash
Anticipating humiliation at her foe’s wedding, the speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among opted not to physically show up but her and team hatched a plan to token the firebrand NUP MP an envelope before the eyes of his electorate such that he could be hit with a vote of no confidence!
Fearing to set up a controversy as he struggles to win back the loyalty of his party leadership, the Leader of Opposition Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba who has been representing the speaker at different events turned down the offer to deliver her message. He instead nominated the Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba to take up the mantle. Mpuuga, who heads the G20 group of politicians in NUP knew, he would have infuriated Zaake the most had he carried the envelope from his foe. He smartly played it with Niwagaba and indeed Zaake’s reaction left each of them utterly shocked.