By Mirembe Martina
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party president, Olara Otunnu has been told to apologize to President Museveni within five days or face the consequences.
Otunnu, in an article in a local newspaper alluded to the death of the president writing, ‘’We now speak of poisoning as if we are catching flu. The assassinations are intended for those who know how things were going which they were about to expose.” The article was printed on January 17th. He made the comments in relation to the death of Butaleja Woman MP, Cerinah Nebanda.
The ultimatum was given by the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi through a letter which was read to Otunnu and the media on Thursday during a press conference at Uganda House. The AG said Otunnu’s article had maliciously brought hatred, contempt, ridicule and injury to the reputation of the President.
However, Otunnu refused to apologize, saying he was only addressing the masses and that quite to the contrary, it is the president who owes Ugandans an explanation about the suspicious deaths.