Embattled Kampala city Lord mayor Erias Lukwago who last year faced the wrath of impeachment wants the same treatment meted out on Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni over the deployment of the country’s army in conflict-hit South Sudan describing it as complete “abuse of office and abrogation of the constitution”.
Lukwago, a political rival of the president revealed this Thursday morning on social media.
He made this appeal a day after president Museveni confirmed the deployment of Uganda People’s Defense Forces in South Sudan that has been the centre of violence between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers backing Riek Machar, his former vice-president.
“Am anxiously waiting to see Parliament commencing the impeachment process against president Museveni for abuse of office and abrogation of the Constitution.” Lukwago wrote on his Facebook wall.
On Tuesday, the Ugandan parliament endorsed the deployment of UPDF in South Sudan amidst disagreements amongst legislators.
The conflict has seen reports of mass killings along ethnic lines even though both men have prominent supporters among their rival’s community.
The UN estimates that more than 1,000 people have died since the conflict began on 15 December.