Sarah Opendi the State Minister for Health has labeled her security counterpart Gen. Elly Tumwine a bully.
“I may not say it is indiscipline but from my own observation allow me to say Gen. Tumwine is a bully” stated minister Opendi on Thursday.
Hon Opendi was appearing before Parliament’s Rules Committee on matters relating to Gen Tumwine’s alleged derogatory statements against the institution of parliament.
Tumwine on July 22, while in his office, is said to have dismissed the significance of Parliament and its Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
“What is parliament? The speaker rules over parliament not Uganda. This country was liberated by the military but not her parliament. Do not tell me about your speaker and about your parliament, the army cannot be directed by civilians”, Tumwiine is quoted as saying.
In the meeting with MPs today, Hon Opendi pinned Gen Tumwine saying he did make the utterances as alleged by Bukonzo West MP Atkins Katusabe days ago.
“He mentioned those exact words in my presence. I remember interjecting and saying the MP has nowhere to raise matters of national importance” she reaffirmed members.
Hon Opendi further urged Gen Tumwine to be truthful and reveal the exact contents of their conversation.
However, while appearing before the same committee on Tuesday, General Tumwine, who previously served as the army commander, rubbished these allegations which he said were bent on deriding his reputation.