KAMPALA – First Deputy Prime Minister, Moses Ali has asked Robert Kyagulanyi, to reduce his energy for defiance saying his continued use of this method will keep him in running battles with security bodies.
Moses Ali made the remarks today while responding to questions raised by Rukungiri Municipality MP, Roland Mugume who tasked Government to explain why they have kept the Kyadondo East MP under house arrest with no explanation given for such actions.
He said: “Sorry for what has happened but I am of the view that we should follow the law which you pass, if you provoke police, be ready for consequences, you should adjust not carry out deliberate means for defiance, you must be having so much energy for defiance.”
While raising the matter, Mugume raised a number of incidences opposition members have been barred from addressing electorates noting there is the need for government to explain why they are harassing the opposition yet NRM Party members are busy campaigning for sole candidature and reasons need to be raised why government is denying Kyagulanyi from practising his profession.
Democratic Party’s Muwanga Kivumbi told Parliament that he was among the last people to visit Bobi Wine before he was put under house arrest.
He said that when Kyagulanyi attempted to leave his home to come to Parliament, he was shocked to be ordered to return to his house or face arrest.
“They said you are under arrest. For how long will he stay in his house? Is it criminal to contest as president in this country? Does the Kyankwanzi resolution of sole candidature stop others from contesting?”