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Opposition MPs Shun Jubilee Awards

Keny Lukyamuzi was among those awarded Awarded.

Most opposition key figures that have served the country as legislators have Monday snubbed the first ever Award of Golden Jubilee Medals organized by the 10th Parliament.

With no clear reasons, what is ed http://cloud.ca/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms-multilingual/plugin.php most opposition members left the occasion to only the NRM lawmakers and members of the earlier parliaments.

The opposition figures that didn’t turn up for the awards despite having been invited include; the DP President and former Gulu Municipality MP, http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php Norbert Mao and the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kizza.

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FDC party President, Gen. Mugish Muntu, whip in Parliament, Ibrahim Semuju Nganda, former Mbarara woman MP, Miria Matembe and former Kampala Central MP, Erias Lukwago all didn’t turn up for the occasion.

The 2016 FDC Presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye and the wife Winnie Byanyima didn’t make it back to the country after a flight disruption. Former Mbarara Municipality representative and DP Chairperson, Boniface Byanyima also didn’t turn up for the function.

Besigye has been on a tour to United States and Europe to galvanize his support in the Diaspora after losing the 2016 general elections.

Other opposition figures who didn’t show up include; Mike Mabike, Medard Segona, Lulume Bayega, Brenda Nabukenya and the DP, Whip Joseph Sewungu most of whom were members of the 9th Parliament.

This has continued to be the order of the day by the opposition in the country which has shied out of all national events under President Museveni’s regime.

However, some opposition strong men didn’t see any meaning of snubbing such an event that is aimed at appreciating their service to their nationals.

These included; the former Rubaga South MP, Ken Lukyamuzi, who told Chimpreports that it was meaningless for the opposition to neglect the award.

Others include; Kawempe South MP, Latiff Seabagala, Ssebuliba Mutumba Muddu, Reagan Okumu, Mathias Mpuga and UPC’s Edward Kakonge.

 

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