United Democratic Front (UDF) has described human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya as a politician who is wearing an activist’s coat.
UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga made the claims after accusing Mayaya of orchestrating a conspiracy against his party.
This follows Mayaya’s petition to the Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya asking him to guarantee “orderliness and decorum” in the august House by declaring vacant the seats of the UDF MPs who recently moved to government benches.
Mayaya said the MPs should lose their seats for what he called the “unprocedural manner” in which they joined the government side.
But UDF said Mayaya was advancing a political conspiracy.
“UDF knows that Billy Mayaya masquerades as human rights activist,” said Ndanga as quoted in the press.
“We know the conspiracy that is going on, we will soon expose it,” the UDF spokesman added.
“UDF is not afraid of this conspiracy. Billy Mayaya has no business with UDF, if there is one party that understands Section 65 it is UDF,” said Ndanga.
Mayaya however asserts that he is doing his activism role, saying “politicians cannot continue to usurp the people’s power to bring their representatives into line.”
The move by UDF MPs has divided opinion among legal experts with some arguing that the MPs have crossed the floor while others argue that the party has not violated any law.