Shadow cabinet and Opposition whips are set to meet today (Tuesday) to decide whether to continue or end the plenary sittings boycott.
According to Joyce Bagala,the Minister of Information and Anti-corruption, it’s during the Tuesday’s meeting that a final decision will be made.
” We know that many Ugandans are asking about the opposition boycott and when it’s going to end but this is something I can not tell you right now because the Shadow cabinet is going to sit tomorrow and those are the matters were going to discuss,” Bagala said.
She added, “We will tell the public whether or not we are lifting the boycott. What we want for our colleagues and the rest of Ugandans is a fair trial, we want justice for everyone and that is what we are still pursuing so whatever comes of the shadow cabinet meeting tomorrow, we will be able to communicate to the public.”
Led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the opposition MPs stormed out of the house last week and have since not attended plenary.
The legislators said they are protesting the unjust re-arrests of colleagues Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West.
Despite their absence, Parliamentary sittings went on normally with NRM members who are the majority in the house deliberating on various issues.