• Oct 05, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Mpuuga summons opposition over Parliament boycott

Leader of Opposition Parliament Mathias Mpuuga led a boycott of the Parliament sessions, in protest of the re-arrest and continued detention of their colleagues.
Henry Sekanjako
Journalist @New Vision

PARLIAMENT | MPUUGA | OPPOSITION 

KAMPALA - Opposition whips and members of the shadow cabinet are set to meet Tuesday morning to decide whether to end or continue boycotting Parliament plenary sittings.

The opposition led by the National Unity Platform has boycotted parliament since last week following the re-arrest of Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana and Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya. 

The two legislators were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the Greater Masaka region.

Although the two legislators had been granted bail, they were re-arrested in separate events from the precincts of Kigo prison. 

It's on the basis of this that the Leader of Opposition Parliament Mathias Mpuuga led a boycott of the Parliament sessions, in protest of the re-arrest and continued detention of their colleagues.

To end or not end the boycott, the opposition shadow cabinet is set to sit today Tuesday, to agree on the way forward.

According to the shadow minister for information and Anti-corruption Joyce Bagala, the meeting will agree on whether to call off the boycott or not, as Parliament resumes its sittings on Tuesday. 

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