The Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has finally apologised for comments he made at the vigil of the late Jacob Oulanyah, where he denigrated Buganda and made falsehoods to the effect that the “leader of an ethnic group” had been flown to Germany for treatment aboard the presidential jet.
Owiny-Dollo, according to Daily Monitor, claimed that he was emotional when he made the statements and apologised to Kabaka Mutebi.
“I hereby unequivocally, unreservedly and of my free volition, wholly retract that reference and also hereby tender my apology to His Majesty the Kabaka. I will…communicate to the Katikkiro of Buganda in writing,” Owiny-Dollo said, according to Daily Monitor.
The apology comes amidst the heavy criticism Owiny-Dollo has faced from various groups over his ‘tribal’ comments.
Last week, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga issued a statement calling for calm and cool headedness among leaders, as the country mourned Oulanyah.
Mayiga, in a veiled barb aimed at Owiny-Dollo, confirmed that Kabaka had indeed travelled to Germany for treatment using KLM Airlines.
Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of National Unity Platform and other opposition leaders had called on Owiny- Dollo to apologise for his comments.