Now Parliament Plots M7 Impeachment


Court sitting in Nakawa has today remanded three opposition activists suspected of having been part of a wider plan to overthrow the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

Mathew Walakira, discount Robert Mayanja and Tony Ssempebwa are charged with concealment of treason.

Police says the trio attended meetings in which plans of instigating a civil uprising, thumb under the cover of walk to work, were discussed.

Police says they should have reported the matter to nearest authorities

The meeting was held last Sunday at IPC offices in Nakasero, Kampala. They were sent to Luzira prison since the Magistrate was not around for them to take plea.

thumb geneva; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt;”>Ugandans should brace for another piece of drama in Parliament after it emerged a conspiracy to impeach President Yoweri Museveni was in the offing.

order geneva; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt;”>The legislators are planning to move a motion seeking the impeachment of the head-of-state for misappropriation of 30million Pounds which he lavished on a gulf-stream G-550 private jet.

Speaking from Speke Hotel Kampala yesterday, Conservative Party President and Rubaga South MP Ken Lukyamuzi told our reporter the President has only two weeks to come out and apologize to Ugandans for this unconstitutional act or stand to be impeached by parliament.

“In 2008, President Museveni received a 70m pound British Donation to address poverty alleviation in northern Uganda but diverted 30m pounds to buy a private jet,’’ Lukyamuzi charged.

This will be the first time in our history that Parliament is moving to censure the President for alleged abuse of office.

According to the Constitution, the President can be impeached on grounds of abuse of office after a censure motion is adopted by two thirds of the House. However, there must be a tribunal chaired by a Supreme Court judge to investigate the allegations. The law requires the President to attend in person.

Once the President is found guilty, the tribunal dispatches its findings to Parliament for action. At this stage, if two thirds of the house votes for impeachment, the President steps down immediately.

However, observers say Museveni enjoys a healthy majority of members in the House who would not sacrifice him. Nevertheless, the recent unusual solidarity between opposition and ruling party has raised eyebrows with analysts saying the youthful legislators cannot be taken for granted.

However, the president’s office argued a few months ago that Museveni’s jet had developed mechanical problems which endangered his safety.

Lukyamuzi said he is going to lead the brigade to oust the President.

”I shall on behalf of CP persuade fellow MPs to begin appending their signatures on the resolution seeking to get the president impeached pursuant to article 107(1)of the constitution.”

The Rubaga South MP also cited another saga in which the President’s legal secretary joy Kabatsi admitted that President Museveni instructed the Minister of Finance and the Central Bank to pay Basajjabalaba shs142billion as compensation for the loss of city markets.”

“Museveni should come out publicly and apologize for such mis-governance of public funds that has paralyzed the economy,’’ Lukyamuzi put in.

Lukyamuzi also condemned the preventive arrest of FDC Boss Col. Kizza Besigye for walking-to-work. ”The government has run out of ideas and is now hunting down the opposition members,” he observed.

Lukyamuzi further insinuated that US Commandos who are in Uganda have come to topple Museveni the way they did to Gaddafi.

“The us army is here to police the situation especially the way government is harassing walk-to-work demonstrators,’’ Lukyamuzi put in and continued to say, ”we shall deal with dictators both scientifically and environmentally.”

Earlier, opposition legislators held a stormy meeting yesterday at the plush hotel to discuss a roadmap for bringing an end to the NRM government.

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