Opposition MPs have announced they will stay away from President Yoweri Museveni’s nation address scheduled for today at Kololo Independence grounds citing inaction of government in the face of harsh economic conditions.
The Leader of opposition Mathias Mpuuga said the move by the opposition is to express displeasure over the escalating commodity prices, and his interferance in the judicial process against their colleagues Hon Muhamad Ssegirinya and Hon Allan Sewanyana who are in prison.
“The country awaited for his (President Museveni) address two weeks ago in which he said he has nothing to do; so, we are not interested in dozing” Mpuuga said.
“We have kept away as a sign of protesting his state of inertia on sitting down his team to evolve a solution to the country in solving the challenges of escalating prices like other governments elsewhere have done” he added.
Mpuuga said the decision to boycott has been reached after consultations among all 6 opposition parties with representation in parliament who agreed that staying away is the best option to tell the president that he is sleeping on duty.
The opposition MPs who majorly subscribe to the National Unity Platform (NUP) claim Museveni’s rhetoric on bail has largely influenced the judiciary to deny their colleagues bail.