The five members of parliament who were arrested in Arua Municipality by-election have welcomed the move taken by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to send of a team of experts to investigate the alleged violation of human rights that has marred the recent by-elections in the Country.
They said the experts from the Inter-Parliamentary Union will be able to unearth the truth ahead of the general election in 2021.
The proposal was made during the recent IPU meeting in the Serbia’s city of Belgrade. Uganda was represented by 10 MPs led by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga.
The MPs who welcomed this move are: Robert Kyagulanyi of Kyadondo East, Paul Mwiru of Jinja East, Francis Zaake of Mityana municipality, Gerald Karuhanga of Ntungamo Municipality and Kassiano Wadri of Arua municipality.
Wadri said the move by the Inter-Parliamentary Union will help unearth the truth in the violation of their rights and the other Ugandans in the recent by-elections.
He predicted more violation of people’s rights in the forthcoming general elections of 2021.
However, the MP for Ibanda North Maj David Guma Gumisiriza said the decision by the investigation by the IPU was uncalled for.
Gumisiriza warned the errant young opposition legislators that they are headed for doom if they do not change their ways.
The IPU committee that is to be set to investigate the violations will meet the Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola, CDF General David Muhoozi, the minister for Security, the Minister for Internal affairs, the minister for Defence, the Speaker of Parliament and the five MPs who were roughed up in Arua.