MPs Disagree on Recall of Parliament to Debate Campaign Violence

By Akech Oilvia

Members of Parliament have disagreed on recalling Parliament from recess (holiday) to debate the current campaign violence in the country that has registered loss of lives.

Recently violence broke out in different parts of the country after Police arrested the national unity platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in Luuka district for declining to follow directives issued by Electoral Commission campaign rules and the Ministry of Health SOPs.

Bujumba county Member of Parliament in Kalangala District Mukasa Julius Opondo says the parliament should add its voice to compel the government to prevail over security organs through the minister of internal affairs Je-je Odongo to stop using excessive force when dispersing crowds during this campaign period.

Bughendera County MP in Bundibugyo District who is  the minister of state for Veteran Affairs Christopher Kibanzanga says there is no need to recall parliament from recess. Each politician should take responsibility for their actions during these campaign days and also prevent unnecessary riots and killings.

Nansana Municipality MP Robert Kasule Sebunya says violence that takes away people’s lives should not be repeated again because there is no life worth any compensation.



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