David Bahati, Deputy Chair will assume the leadership position of the ruling NRM while the current chair steps down awaiting a court ruling on charges of corruption. Here’s the story from the Daily Monitor by way of AllAfrica:
Two days after stepping aside from the Cabinet until the anti-corruption court rules on his alleged involvement in causing government a Shs14b financial loss during Chogm, Government Chief Whip John Nasasira has handed over office to his deputy David Bahati (Ndorwa East).
“I have also stepped aside as chairman of the caucus, and David [Bahati] will chair the caucus until court clears me,” Mr Nasasira said on Friday.
Mr Nasasira, together with his two senior colleagues Sam Kutesa (Foreign Affairs Minister) and Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana (Labour Minister) stepped aside from their Cabinet positions, saying it was a prudent thing to do as he awaits court ruling.
The Inspectorate Chief Prosecution, led by Mr Sydney Asubo, alleges that on December 17, 2005, the three ministers while performing their duties did in abuse of authority of their offices and causing a financial loss.
I have not followed this closely so I have no guess about how long Bahati is likely to stay in this position.