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126 MPs seek recall

By Joan Akello

MPs seeking for the recall of parliament submitted signatures to the office of the speaker in her absence.

The legislators want the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to summon parliament from recess and have a special sitting over the arrest of some MPs who made remarks following the death of late Cerinah Nebanda and Mulago hospital pathologist Dr. Sylvester Onzivua.

The acting principle private secretary to the speaker of parliament Patrick Ngolobe received the petition.

The MPs who submited the petition include Hamson Obua ,  Andrew Baryayanga, Theodore  Ssekikubo (NRM) Marriam  Nalubega, Mohammad Nsereko, Ken Lukyamuzi , Gerald Karuhanga, Ssemujju Nganda Ibrahim among others.

The group submitted 126 signatures, less than the earlier report of 133.

Ajuri county MP, Denis Hamson Obua, one of the lead petitioners said that they want parliament recalled from recess to discuss matters of public concern.

Buyaga west county MP Barnabas Tinkasimiire said that the president has to start fulfilling promises he made to people. He added if he fails MPs would get signatures to impeach him.

“We want to affirm our commitment in defending, protecting and upholding the constitution of the republic of Uganda,” Obua said.

The speaker now has 21 days approximately to 27th this month to recall parliament from recess. However some unconfirmed reports from sources within said that there are some seven MPs who
want to withdraw their signatures.

Ssekikubo said that some MPs were sent letters to denounce and withdraw their signatures.  This was before he was arrested last night over his comments after the death of Nebanda.

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