General David Sejusa’s lawyers have been given up to Thursday this week to present a written document and evidence as to why their client can’t appear before the Rules, Privileges and Discipline committee of Parliament currently investigating his conduct.
Sejusa’s lawyers say their client will not appear physically before the committee because he fears for his safety. The lawyers suggested that the committee explores the option of Skype.
General JJ Odongo attended the session today to give the UPDF’s side as per Sejusa’s continuing absence. Odongo told the MPs that no meeting has been convened by the army council or the high command to discuss the Sejusa’s matter.
Sejusa fled to self-imposed exile in the UK after he made statements about President Yoweri Museveni’s succession plans.
Declared Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) by the Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala recently, Wamala however affirmed in a recent press interviews that Sejusa is still in the UPDF and considered a deserter facing arrest any time soon.