MPs: We Must Impeach Tumwebaze

and geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to officials at the leading opposition party, every Ugandan must now think twice about the possibility of having a change of government through democratic means.

Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters on Monday only hours after KCCA councilors had just thrown out the lord mayor, FCD’s John Kikonyogo a publicity officer, advised countrymen wishing a smooth political transition through democratic elections to ‘develop an even thicker skin.’

“President Yoweri Museveni is now communicating to you that he can do anything. He wished Lukwago out of the KCCA and somehow, he has attained his dream despite the fact that a court order had been slapped on the Council’s proceedings.”

Kampala Minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze went ahead to preside over council meeting that voted Lukwago out even though the latter’s Lawyers had managed to secure a court injunction, blocking the meeting, which apparently commenced before 9 am.

Several Members of Parliament from Kampala region who were blocked from accessing the Council premises, including Hon Ken Lukyamuzi, Moses Kasibante and Medard Lubega Seggona vowed to move a motion in parliament seeking impeachment of the Hon Tumwebaze.

“The minister who swore to serve and protect the national constitutional, going ahead to ignore court order, we have no choice to start the process of his removal from that post,” fumed Lubaga South MP Lukyamuzi.

FDC strongly condemned the act of the minister and councilors and hoped that Judiciary would prevail on the entire process.

It is anticipated that the Lord Mayor will challenge the impeachment in courts of law within the next couple of weeks.

In his defence, Tumwebaze said he did not receive the court.

He further said the alleged court order was a forgery and could therefore not stop the council proceedings.

Lukwago’s supporters are currently engaging security forces in street battles in the downtown areas of Kissekka, Old Kampala and Gaddafi Road.


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