National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi has condemned as uncivilized, the attack on the ruling party’s MP Simeo Nsubuga.
The Kasanda South legislator was Monday afternoon roughed up by a journalist William Ntege alias Kyuma kya Yesu, while he strolled with fellow MPs to prostrate before the King of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi at his Coronation anniversary.
Ntege accused Nsubuga for championing the amendment of Article 102 (b) of the constitution to provide for the removal of the presidential age limit.
Mr Tanga Odoi today told the press that the NRM headquarters in Kyadondo that the assault on Nsubuga before the Kabaka was a great insult to the king and that the event organizers should issue an apology.
He also pointed out that the ruling party was unhappy about the incident and warned that launching a war on leaders supporting the constitutional amendment would not help those against it.
“I want to tell those who are fighting MPs that what they are doing is not good; let us disagree in a civilized way,” Tanga said.
He reminded Ugandans that the country isn’t a failed state where any arguments should turn into fights.
“I regretted that someone manhandled the MP in front of the Kabaka and the royal guards remained silent; what if the fight went over to the Kabaka’s seat? ” Tanga said.
“We hope the organizers of the event will condemn it and as the NRM EC, we are very unhappy that our flag bearer was roughed up by a goon; they must come out and apologize.”
Tanga called upon NRM members to stay strong and to not allow to be kicked around like a ball.
“If this is the mode of operation then we have the liberty to call on our people also to kick others around; no one should use primitive methods of intimidation because people hold contrary views.”