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Friday, June 2, 2023

NRM Mp’s Ready to Exchange Blows with Opposition

The government Chief Whip has warned the opposition in parliament that should they not risk inciting violence against NRM members on Tuesday next week; the NRM MPs will not hesitate taking on the opposition physically.

Parliament on Thursday chaotic as MPs fought to block passage of the Public Order Management Bill that regulates public rallies and meetings.

MPs grabbed the list of names, which deputy Speaker Oulanya was using for the voting exercise.

Oulanya in response singled out three opposition MPs for punishment; Ibrahim Semujju Nganda (Kyadondo East),, Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga) and Odonga Otto (Aruu) who he suspended from Parliament for three Parliamentary sittings.

Otto was penalised for grabbing the rota from the clerk as the House proceeded to vote. His colleagues were penalised for rallying behind him.

Lumumba says the opposition should expect overwhelming blows from NRM MPs in the house should one of them dare to interrupt the voting process on the Public Order Management Bill.

In spite of this planned physical confrontation showdown by the ruling NRM MPs in the house, the government Chief Whip Kasule Lumumba says that other options will be engaging the opposition in an intellectual debate.

The opposition early this yesterday petitioned the Speaker of Parliament questioning the credibility of deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya accusing him of bias.
But the government Chief Whip Lumumba to the contrary said that the deputy speaker was intolerant with the ruling party MPs throughout the proceeding that turned chaotic.

Without mincing her words, the government Chief Whip noted that last evening forbidden scenes in the house was a sign of moral decay in society and a challenge to parents in the course of bringing up their children.

As the week closes without the Public Order Management Bill passing into law due to failure by the deputy speaker of parliament to recommit clause 8 of the Bill that seek to empower the police to regulate public assemblies and meeting, all Ugandans now await Tuesday.

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