Opposition Members of Parliament on Friday, November 9 urged Ugandans to fight for peace and protect their rights.
The MPs who are carrying a countrywide campaign to support those who opposed the amendment of the constitution on the presidential age limit were gathered in Butambala last week.
They held a rally in Kampala’s Makindye Division to plant what they called a freedom tree and also to celebrate the solidarity exhibited during the tension age limit debate despite them losing to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)
“We are visiting homes of fellow MPs and planting a tree called a freedom tree as a symbol of heroism,” Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, also the People Power patron said.
David Kalwanga, the Busujju County MP argued the crowd to forget about political parties and stand together to seek for change.
“It’s time to stand up for ourselves and forget about other MPs that betrayed us [during the age cap removal],” the MP said.
Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi, the Makindye SsabagaboMP said Makindye deserves a city status and he is pressing the government for it.
NRM’s Patrick Nsamba for Kasanda South said he is in the ruling party but he wants the change in presidential leadership.
Other MPs attended the event include Ibrahim Semujju (Kiira Municipality Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala county) and several others.