By our reporter
MPs who are in charge of soliciting signatures to recall parliament to discuss the unlawful arrest of their colleagues over the death of Cerina Nebanda have today convened in a meeting to draft a petition which they will hand over the speaker of parliament to recall the House.
The leader of the petitioners, Medard Sseggona says they have got the necessary signatures and they are ready to petition the speaker over the matter.
Speaking to reporters at parliament, Sseggona said that the speaker has no any option because they have got the necessary signatures.
“The necessary signatures are 125 but we have managed to collect almost 140 signatures while other MPs are still coming from villages to append more signatures”Sseggona said
The Kalungu west MP Joseph Ssewungu who is among MPs soliciting signatures says that they will publish the MPs who deliberately refused to append signatures to enable parliament be recalled. “Those who refused to sign will regret in future but we are going to tell their voters that they have refused to sign”Hon Ssewungu noted
“President Museveni is becoming indisciplined .He is very dangerous.He can’t not stop parliament to be recalled because the Rules of procedure says that incase of an agent matter, parliament should be recalled. For him to come out and say that over his dead body parliament will not recalled exhibited his high level of indiscipline” Said Aswa county MP Regan Okumu
“What happened in parliament has disappointed the country. I don’t know why some leaders in this country fear the truth. The work of parliament is to stand for the people. Parliament should be recalled and discuss the agent matters in the country” Said Soroti district woman MP Osege Angelina
Elsewhere the minister for Ethics and integrity, Rev Fr. Simon Lukodo says that although he belongs to another side of the coin the Mps are doing the right thing to solicit signatures to recall the House because the constitution says that parliament will be recalled incase there is an agent matter in the country.