By Our Reporter
The rebel MPs yesterday accused President Museveni of making empty promises to Ugandans.
The MPs who included, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Sekikubo and Wilfred Niwagaba while addressing news reporters at parliament said that, president Museveni has consistently continued to make empty promises to Ugandans with the purpose of looking for votes.
Hon Barnabas Tinkasimire noted that, Mr Museveni promised to increase salaries for lecturers at Makerere University but he has reversed his mind and told them to go and rare goats. “This is amazing, for a full president to come out and tell professors to go and rare goats if they want money. Am wondering why the president promised salary increment to them if he had no money for them. He should use part of the sacks of money he always distribute to the public to increase their salary as he pleged” He said.
“He also promised to increase salary for, health workers, teachers and police officers but instead gave them posho and beans to police officers. President Museveni should be a leader of decency by not lying his voters. We are calling upon lecturers to stand firm on their money if the president wants to close the University, he should close it if he doesn’t want to increase lecturers salary” Tinkasimire added.
The rebel MPs have petitioned the Judicial Service Commission over the conducts of judges in the constitutional court most especially the acting Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma and Justice Nshimye Sebuturo.
Hon Sekikubo says that they will never go back to the constitutional court which is headed by Justice Steven Kavema and Justice Nshimye Sebuturo who are the sting NRM carders with known numbers of 143 and 140.
“All judges in constitutional court are supper NRM sympathizers. There is not any justice in constitutional court because it is a Kangaroo court. We stormed out of that court and we shall never go back there because the judges are ruling on behalf of their party NRM.We have decided to petition judicial service commission to express dissatisfaction in the constitutional court” Said Sekikubo.
The rebels have spent months in court trying to defend their continued stay in parliament even after their former party expelled them.
The rebels have been in court saying they were just expelled from NRM to lose their parliamentary seats but NRM through Museveni and Mbabazi contends that they left the party having been fired.