Uganda, March 27 -- Senior leaders of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party spent most of March 26 evening locked up in a crisis meeting after Speaker of Parliament Anita Among rejected their withdrawal of Mr Mathias Mpuuga from a top House position.

The Nyendo-Mukungwe MP had earlier on Tuesday morning thrown down the gauntlet at a press briefing, daring his party as he continued to defy calls for him to resign from the position of parliamentary commissioner.

The crisis meeting held at NUP headquarters in Makerere-Kavule was reportedly called by acting party president, Ms Lina Zedriga, shortly after Ms Among's March 25 letter rejecting the request to withdraw Mr Mpuuga went viral on social media.

In a day during which events moved r...