Kampala-Opposition leaders from different political parties this afternoon presented their constitutional and electoral reforms to parliament.
The opposition leaders were led by former forum for Democratic Change party president, Dr Kizza Besigye and current FDC leader Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu who submitted to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee chaired by Kajara county Member of Parliament, Stephen Tashobya.
“We are here on an invitation by the committee to present our views on what we think should change constitutionally before the 2016 general elections “former FDC party leader Dr Besigye said. Adding “We hope the Parliament can stand by this great fight for democracy.”
Earlier on Tuesday May 19, police was deployed at the homes of some opposition leaders like Besigye, Erias Lukwago, and Mubarak Munyagwa putting them under house siege on the very day they supposed to appear before this committee.
“As we all know, my home was occupied by Museveni’s security men in disguise as police, so I couldn’t be allowed to leave, “said Besigye.
However police say that the deployment their homes was a step of keeping order in the city.
“We got news that they were coming to disturb peace in the city,” said one the commanders of joint operations in Kampala. “So we couldn’t let them cause havoc since our work is to keep law and order.” The officer said.
Other members of opposition included leader of opposition in parliament, Wafula Ogutu, Mayor Elias Lukwago, Kawempe Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa , Conservative Party leader, Ken Lukyamuzi, Justice Forum party President Asuman Basalirwa, Democratic Party Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga and shadow Attorney General Abdul Katuntu .
Later on as the Besigye-Muntu team left the committee, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi stormed the committee to submit his input as far as the constitutional and electoral reforms are concerned. Mr Mbabazi who fell out with his longtime comrade President Yoweri Museveni is yet to announce his next steep of action.