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With less than a year to the 2021 General Elections, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has cast doubt on whether the next polls shall be held, amid such a rapidly degenerating political environment.
The speaker yesterday summoned Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to explain why police and the armed forces have blatantly appeared to take sides against the political opposition.
Kadaga was responding to concerns raised by Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Ssegona regarding the blocking of Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi’s consultations.
“Who is leading this campaign of madness?” the speaker wondered.
“I am really beginning to wonder whether we shall have any elections; whether candidates will campaign,” Kadaga added.
Speaking on the house floor, Ssegona bemoaned police’s brutality in breaking up Bobi Wine’s meetings.
The MP cited the January 2020 consultations in Gayaza where Police was served with plans to hold a gathering but turned a blind eye only to make unrealistic demands hours to the event.
“Among the ridiculous demands by police was that organisers should provide a traffic plan for people who are coming from different directions,” Ssegona revealed.
“The second was to provide fire brigade services in the event of a fire. The third was to provide sniffer dogs.”
Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda chipped in to ask how political parties were supposed to prepare for elections that start this May when they are not allowed to convene.