Opposition legislators have resolved to boycott plenary sittings unless the government apologizes for the brutal security siege of the National Unity Platform party headquarters on Monday.
The agitated lawmakers reason that the Independence Day security siege by the police backed by the military was an insult and disrespect of democratic principles.
Speaking to journalists at Parliament this afternoon, Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga reiterated that representatives of the seven opposition political parties including; FDC, DP, PPP, UPC, and Justice for Equity Movement- JEMA demand an apology from the government and a commitment to restrain security personnel never to repeat such an act.
Rt. Hon. Mpuuga speaking…….
In his opening communication during plenary, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa confirmed receiving a letter from the LOP and directed the Premier to make a formal statement in the House on the matter tomorrow. Rt. Hon. Tayebwa speaking……..
On Independence Day, police backed by the army swiftly deployed outside the NUP premises in Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala City, arresting 14 people including Lewis Rubongoya, the party’s Secretary General, and party Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, and Nakawa West Member of Parliament. END