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This morning, the Opposition Caucus convened to chart a way forward following yesterday’s walkout from #PlenaryUg. We reiterated our demand that the regime offers an explanation in regard to the continued violation of the rights of various Opposition supporters and leaders as well as the seige on
headquarters. We also demand that the government apologises to the Opposition parties and the respective leaders for the brutality and other violations. We also demand that the perpetrators be brought to book plus a commitment from the government that such violations will not be repeated.
Opposition demands apology and commitment from government
Opposition MPs have decided to boycott all sessions of parliament until the government issues an apology for what they call violence against the opposition through the security agencies.
The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, told the press that the issue of violations of the rights of the opposition should not be ignored, that some in government agencies are betraying them.
On October 5, 2023, security forces arrested the NUP leader upon his arrival at Ntebbe airport, from a RwandaAir flight he had arrived in from South Africa, and escorted him to his home in Magere.
Meanwhile, on 09 October,2023 security forces surrounded the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya and prevented a prayer service organized by the party, to pray for their people who have been kidnapped,deceased and those in jail, and then other supporters were arrested.
These are the reasons why MPs have boycotted parliamentary sessions until the government reports on the actions, and apologizes to the people.