By our reporter
The minister of Ethics and integrity Rev Fr Simon Lokodo has questioned the integrity of the MPs who are trying to withdraw their signatures from the petition that was handed over to the speaker’s office to recall parliament from recess.
Speaking to reporters at parliament, Rev Fr Lokodo said that it’s unfortunate for someone to make a decision without thinking about it.
Lokodo says all those who appended their signatures on the petition knew why they did it so nobody should claim that he or she was coaxed.
A number of MPs from the ruling party have written to the speaker, trying to withdraw their signatures on claims that the reasons they appended them on the petition have been worked on.
Last week Rev Lokodo last week told the press that the constitution give MPs powers to solicit the signatures to recall the House although he belongs to another side of the coin.
So far 11 MPs have already written to the speaker requesting their signatures to be withdrawn among them include; Nakawunde Temulanda, Lindah Timbigamba, Godfrey Lubega, and Ssempala Mbuga among others.
The rules of procedure that governs parliament are silent about the withdraw of signatures by members.
The speaker of parliament also has powers to deny an MP a chance of withdrawing his/her signature if he/she signed in presence.