The Minister for Security General Elly Tumwine for the second consecutive time refused to respond to claims against him that he demeaned the stature of Parliament and threatened the life of Dokolo Woman member of Parliament Cecilia Ogwal.
General Tumwine who appeared before the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee of Parliament chaired by MP Kenneth Obote on Friday asked for one week to prepare his defence something that was opposed by the committee.
Obote ruled that Tumwine should appear on Tuesday next week.
Earlier, the general refused to respond to the claims made against him until the committee microphones are all switched on.
He said there was need to have proper recording of his submission to avoid misquoting him.
After when the microphones had been switched on, he immediately belittled the committee when he asked them to provide him an answer on whether the investigations are about “establishing the truth or even the lies presented against him.”
This did not go well with the legislators who adjourned meeting for a 10 minute closed door interface to have more consultations amongst the members without the minister.
When the meeting resumed, Tumwine started from where he left off asking the committee on whether he is a criminal to be summoned before the committee.
Abdu Katuntu, the MP Bugweri told Tumwine that the rules of procedure of Parliament to summon witnesses.
Later Tumwine asked for one week to prepare his defence but the committee instead adjourned the meeting to Tuesday next week at 10am.
Obote said they will present the report to Parliament on the same day.