The Leader of Opposition has welcomed Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s two-month extension to have electoral reforms tabled before Parliament.
On Thursday during the State of Nation Address, Kadaga gave the government a two more months to table electoral reforms if Parliament is to consider recommendations by the Supreme Court in 2016 during the ruling of the 2016 Presidential Electoral petition by Amama Mbabazi.
“I urge the Leader of Government Business to accelerate the process especially the electoral reforms if they are to be considered and passed in time,” said Kadaga.
She also warned government to ‘not bring such reforms after two months of the fourth session for Parliament.’
“The fourth session has commenced. This means that effectively Parliament will, in reality, transact business within a limited period. This is because the road map for the next elections is already out and every member is going to be focused on their constituencies.”
On Friday, LoP Betty Aol said Kadaga has been very lenient with government.
“I’m happy with the Speaker’s deadline because we are now going to see the real person behind the delay of the electoral reforms. I think the Speaker is also tired of this so-called electoral reforms,” said Aol.
Aol also intimated to watchdoguganda.com that time has come now for every leader to fight for the truth because elections are near.
“This is the right time we need electoral reforms. We very well know who is fighting it. Lack of finances or poor preparation are not the problem but Museveni’s government fears electoral reforms,” said Aol.
On Museveni’s State of Nation Address, Aol said Museveni had left out many important issues.
“Everybody expected him to speak about Rwanda-Uganda border relationship but he didn’t. We needed to know how our previous budget was utilised, but he instead lectured us his history,” said Aol.
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