By our reporter
Opposition Members of Parliament led by their boss Nandala Mafabi want the deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah to appear before the parliamentary committee on Rules, privileges and discipline over his conduct.
They made this appeal during a press briefing held at parliament today.
The leader of the opposition says that, the rules committee at parliament should investigate Oulanyah for abusing the rules of procedure governing parliament and allow strangers to access chambers with guns.
“The action of sneaking strangers in chambers breaks the Rules of procedure.Oulanyah is creating his own rules in parliament of which we shall not fallow. He should take away his anger to his constituency not here in parliament. He is behaving like a headmaster against students. We shall fight him up to the end” Said Nandala Mafabi.
“I will not allow my colleagues to apologize to him because they have already served their sentence. He never elected for anybody in this house and he should know that, we are all equal in parliament” Mafabi noted adding that “ the opposition is going to expose all the dirty work he has been doing. He takes decisions which are contrary to Rules of procedure. We are ready to fight him down” Mafabi noted.
Mr Mafabi also called for disciplinary action against the bodyguards who access chambers with guns. “We also want the Sergeant at Arms who allowed strangers to access chambers with guns to appear before the Rules committee to explain why he allowed guns to enter in chambers which is contrary to the Rules of procedure” He added.
The opposition further demanded the Vice president Edward Ssekandi to explain why his bodyguards accessed chambers with guns. “Mr Ssekandi should explain why his bodyguard also got involved in this illegality” Mafabi said.
They (Opposition MPs) also urged the public especially the civil society to condemn and fight the behavior of the deputy speaker Oulanyah because not doing so is a license for impunity.
Mr Oulanyah on Wednesday the 2nd of October ordered the security personnel’s to violently lift Mr Semuju Nganda out of parliament on grounds that he refused to make an apology to him.
Elsewhere Aruu county MP Odonga Otto has confirmed to scribes that, he will forcefully attend House proceedings next week.
“Like it or not on Tuesday next week I will attend the business in the House with all my colleagues Semuju and Osege Angella.We shall not allow this man who is a disgrace to this country (Oulanyah) to intimidate us because he is not the one who brought us here. We shall show him that we are equal in parliament next week if he tries to repeat the mistake he did to order Hon Semuju to be lifted from the House.