MPs snub Museveni meeting

A group of MPs on the Legal Affairs committee have snubbed a meeting with President Museveni over the proposed bill to amend article 102 (b) of the Constitution.

The MPs are: Matthias Mpuuga, the MP for Masaka Municipality, Medard Sseggona, the Busiro East MP and Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga MP.

Medard Sseggona, the Busiro East MP told journalists at parliament today that they cannot be part of a scheme to endorse the bill by accepting to meet Museveni.

"We cannot be part of that group. We cannot. We all know how this matter started and it was started by Museveni," Sseggona said.

Sseggona said that the committee was supposed to move around the country but did not because parliament  said there was no money.

Yet the same parliament spent Shs 13 billion to cater for MPs to consult people on the bill.

The Committee Chairperson, Jacob Oboth Oboth and a team of other legilsators are scheduled to meet Museveni at 3.00 PM at State House Entebbe.

Oboth Oboth said yesterday they intend to ask Museveni tough questions on the proposed amendment.

He explained that several people interviewed by the Committee pointed to Museveni as the sole beneficiary of the bill.

He said they will ask him in regards to his earlier statements made in the press about contesting again for the presidency.

 “You are aware several reports quote the President as having said he will not contest again. So we need to ask him whether those statements are true and it is actually him who made them, and whether he has changed his mind and why? “Oboth Oboth said.

He explained that they expect to hold a very formal meeting with the president, with the arm of building a report without any bias.

“It’s only that the rules don’t allow us to host the speaker, the president and the chief justice here at parliament, that’s why we are going to them but everything will almost be the same,” he said.

 

 

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