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Opposition MPs want parliamentary raid explained

Opposition Members of Parliament have given the office of the speaker at parliament up to tomorrow to ensure the security matters of MPs are discussed first before any other business can proceed.

This happened as the opposition still shunned today’s plenary sitting after  two months of recess where MPs have been making consultations on the constitutional amendment to uplift the presidential age limit.

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Addressing the press about the matter, the chief opposition whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda noted that they feel insecure to sit in Chambers that where invaded by special forces guard way back in September hence they need to first be assured of their security before they can deliberate other issues concerning Ugandans.

He gave notice to the speaker saying that if by tomorrow they are not given opportunity to discuss security matters first they will improvise any other means to ensure their voices are heard.

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Lwemiyaga county MP Theodore Sekikubo noted that the security matter for MPs should not be considered partisan hence all MPs need to operate in secure environment.

Meanwhile, the Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya who presided over today’s sitting in his communication to house, gagged MPs from discussing constitutional amendment bills (for land and presidential age limit) on floor of parliament advising those who have concerns to address them to the legal and parliamentary affairs commit that is handling both.

 

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