Minister David Bahati’s biggest rival Henry Musasizi was the last Member of the 10th Parliament to take oath and conclude the three day exercise amidst wild cheers and ululations.
Hon. Musasizi is representing Rubanda East constituency was meant to be sworn in on Tuesday according to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure but turned up House minutes before climax as the sun set over Kampala.
“It was not a mix up,” House communications director, Chris Obore tells EagleOnline. “Many MPs not necessarily Hon. Musasizi had personal engagements thus asked for permission to be sworn in earlier or on the following day.”
Gen Elly Tumwine was also the last of 10 Uganda Peoples Defence Force representatives to be sworn in.
Parliament administration also disregarded the Attorney General’s office advice not to sworn in Theodore Ssekikubo as the Lwemiyaga county legislator. Recently, the Electoral Commission and Parliament sought legal advice from the Attorney General on whether or not to swear in Ssekikubo following a petition by his rival, Patrick Nkalubo challenging the decision to gazette him.
Speaking shortly after swearing in, Ssekikubo said his election was legitimate. He accused unnamed government officials of using the Electoral Commission to fight him.