By Juma Nsubuga
The parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee sitting was on Tuesday morning adjourned when the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi refused to testify before one of the expelled NRM MPs moved out of the room .
Mr Nyombi was had been asked to appear before the Legal Affairs committee to have a word over the petition concerning the payment of gratuity to former workers of the Uganda Coffee Marketing Board.
Before saying a word ,Mr Nyombi asked the committee boss Steven Tashobya to drive Wilfred Niwagaba who is a member of the committee, out of the room because the constitutional Court ruled the NRM rebel MPs should not take part in any parliamentary business.
‘I will not submit my submission before Niwagaba vacates the proceedings, because he is not meant to be part of this meeting” the AG told Hon Tashobya
“I have not yet received any communication from our boss regarding the dismissal of rebel MPs from parliament.So I can not drive Mr Niwagaba out of the proceedings” Tashobya replied
The Attorney General insisted that after receiving the court order ,she wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga informing her how the rebel MPs were banned from any parliamentary business before the final court decisions reached.
Hon Medard Segona one of the committee members told the Attorney General that ,” you are here as a witness you should submit give your evidence” but the AG refused.
Mr Tashobya then adjourned the meeting and went out to consult Speaker over the matter.