July 24, 2013

M7 Impeachment Petition Still Alive – Lukyamuzi

The chief petitioner of a motion to impeach President Yoweri Museveni, John Ken Lukyamuzi, the Rubaga South Member of Parliament on Wednesday insisted that petition is not dead and buried.
 
The process which was reported to have kicked off last year by the Member of Parliament and Aruu MP Odonga Otto has since vanished from the limelight and no updates have been given by the involved MPs.

The petition was made then on the grounds that President Museveni was consistently abusing his office by allegedly carrying out law breaking activities.

MP Ken Lukamuzi says the petition to impeach the commander in chief is still alive
MP Ken Lukamuzi says the petition to impeach the commander in chief is still alive

Lukyamuzi said that the petition and collection of signatures got interrupted by another friendly bid to reinstate term limits but however says that the impeachment bid has never died and that it is going on.

Initially Lukyamuzi was hesitant to comment on the petition when first approached yesterday. At first he dismissed the  question  as diversionary because MPs were now concentrating on the process to petition the Constitutional Court over General Aronda Nyakairima’s appointment as Internal Affairs Minister.

On Wednesday, though, the Conservative Party President insisted the petition was alive and well. He was unable to mention the number of signatures he had collected from the public so far in the petition to impeach the President.

He rather said that it would require them to converge all signatures from members who were collecting them to know how many signatures they have so far.

Hon. Odonga Otto showed no interest when contacted on the same issue
Hon. Odonga Otto showed no interest when contacted on the same issue

Meanwhile last week we also talked to Aruu county MP Odonga Otto who was among members collecting signatures but he showed no interest in the process.

He noted that he was tired of commenting on politics since he was retiring soon.

The MPs to move a motion on the floor of Parliament to impeach President Museveni would require them to have a third of the signatories from the electorate.

Enable Notifications    Ok No thanks