Nandutu blocked at OPM, runs to Parliament

Nandutu blocked at OPM, runs to Parliament
Nandutu addresses journalists at Parliament

Former State minister for Karamoja Agnes Nandutu has been barred from addressing journalists at Office of the Prime Minister.

But not to be defeated, Nandutu, who is also the Bududa District Woman MP, ran to Parliament.

Nandutu, a former journalist, had scheduled a news briefing at OPM for 11am following the Cabinet Reshuffle on Thursday evening.

Nandutu, who is facing corruption and abuse of office-related charges over her involvement in the theft of iron sheets for Karimojong, was replaced in Cabinet with Florence Nambozo Wamala.

"Nandutu is no longer a minister," security at the Twin Towers (OPM office) told journalists who insisted they had a scheduled news briefing.

Security attached to Twin Towers that is manned by Special Forces Command soldiers was not allowing anyone who identified as a journalist beyond the checkpoint.

Journalists waited for close to two hours before Nandutu's official vehicle was driven in.

But there was no sign of the former minister as it appears she had been warned off the OPM premises if she wanted to speak to the media.

Addressing journalist at Parliament, Nandutu asked for pardon from President Museveni and pledged to support the NRM manifesto from the backbench.

On the earlier events at OPM, she told our reporter that she had not informed security of the scheduled presser and that is why they acted in that manner.

Nandutu lost her office as state minister for Karamoja together with her former senior Mary Gorreti Kitutu.

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