Don’t let Govt use you to score political mileage -LOP Mpuuga to Ugandans

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga ; Courtesy Photo

By Mary Asujo

The Leader of Opposition in parliament (LOP) Hon Mathias Mpuuga has warned members of the public against being manipulated by security and government officials to score its political mileage.

While addressing members of the media at parliament on Wednesday, Mpuuga slammed the scenario in which a witnesses of the terror attack at Digida Pork eatery in Komamboga, alleged that one of the suspects who delivered the bomb material that exploded donned a People Power T- shirt.

“This is a very dangerous conduct for the public. The public should be more careful and avoid being used by the state,” He said.

‘People Power’ is a pressure group that evolved into National Unity Platform (NUP) -a leading political party in Uganda to which Mpuuga subscribes. In a press conference held this week, NUP also distanced itself from terror acts and rubbished the witness’ claims as an attempt to frame the party.

The LOP who is also MP Masaka Municipality, demanded that government officials furnish the public with a detailed and comprehensive report about the recent bomb attacks that have been recorded in various parts of the country with several being registered in the Central region.

Mr Mpuuga’s address on the matter follows a demand from a section of legislators asking government to update the country on the suspected bomb attacks in the country. On Tuesday, before plenary closed, the Kasiro county lawmaker, Mr Elijah Okupa demanded that the government comes clear on the security situation in the country.

However, before the state minister could make a statement on the matter, the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah adjourned the House to Wednesday (today) in which the government is expected to give a detailed response on the matter.

At least one person died and several have been wounded in an explosion on a bus near the capital Kampala, when a suspected terrorist blew himself up inside the bus. The attack came two days after a deadly attack in the Ugandan capital for which ISIL claimed responsibility.

Earlier this week, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the forces had “taken some hard lessons” in the aftermaths of a Kampala City bombing that left one person dead and three others severely injured.

Survivors of the October 23 attack narrated horrifying scenes of some human remains blasted in the air by bomb fragments, returning ugly memories of a massive July 2010 Kampala twin-bombing that killed over 75 people.



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