Trouble started after NRM secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba criticized ministers for Presidency and Health, for increasing the number of invited guests, in contravention of Covid-19 guidelines on gatherings.
A minister, who attended the meeting, said Ms Lumumba faulted Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister, for allowing Ms Esther Mbayo, the Minister for the Presidency, to invite 4,000 guests and questioned her scientific competence.
“These functions must be for only 200 people. The Health Minister is not behaving like a scientist but like a politician who was elected the other day,” a source quoted Ms Lumumba as saying.
Ms Lumumba was pushing for a virtual swearing-in ceremony akin to what sources called ‘the Shs500b NRM delegates’ conference.”
Dr Aceng shot back at Ms Lumumba saying: “What are you saying? The other day you took MPs-elect to Kyankwanzi for a retreat, how come you did not raise these matters? What is wrong with 4,000 people for the swearing-in of the President?”