try http://chmfire.ca/scripts/rvslib/pear/html/quickform/html.php sans-serif;”>In a press conference taking place Monday at Parliament in Kampala MPs led by NRM Kween MP Abdul Fadhil Chemaswet, lawmakers say Tumwebaze exhibited incompetence and also abused office when he went beyond his mandate to oversee the impeachment process in total disregard of a court injunction.
“We want Frank Tumwebaze to first step aside, let him resign as a minister so that his conduct can be investigated,” says Chemaswet.
The outspoken lawmaker further notes that a notice has already been served to the clerk of Parliament on the intended petition to censure Tumwebaze.
Western Youth MP, Gerald Karuhanga says a search for 125 signatures is underway at Parliament to have Tumwebaze thrown out.
However, the Minister maintains he was not served a valid court to stop Lukwago’s impeachment. Tumwebaze further questions the manner in which the court order was served, saying the injunction should have been served to the Attorney General.
Government officials including Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Aronda Nyakairima and Attorney General, Peter Nyombi have maintained Lukwago is no longer Mayor and would not be allowed to access the offices at City Hall.
Court last week directed Tumwebaze not to act on the KCCA Tribunal report that found Lukwago liable for incompetence abuse of office and misconduct pending determination of the main suit.
Government said the order could not be implemented as it had already been overtaken by events.
Lukwago who has vowed not to go down without a fight, maintains he is the legitimate Mayor of Kampala.
Some of the MPs who have already signed the petition include Betty Nambooze, Karuhanga and Chemaswet among others.
It remains unclear if the motion to impeach Tumwebaze will succeed as NRM enjoys the majority advantage in the House.