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Uganda: Ssekikubo accuses Parliament official of sabotaging no-confidence motion

Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo accused Parliament Sergeant-at-Arms Ahmed Kagoye of ordering the removal of a table and chairs he was using to collect signatures for a no-confidence motion.

This motion aims to recall four commissioners over the Sh1.7 billion service award.

Ssekikubo compared Kagoye’s actions to terrorism.

At a press conference in Parliament, Ssekikubo warned Kagoye not to interfere with the activities of MPs and use underhanded tactics to thwart the motion.

He also claimed that Kagoye had left his office and was not answering his calls.

“The person who removed this table acted to override this motion, but it is still ongoing. I will seek clarification from the Speaker and ask the Sergeant at Arms and Parliamentary Secretary who authorized the removal of the table. Soon, I will use the table to the Sergeant-at-Arms’ office for my no-confidence motion,” Ssekikubo said.

He stressed that he was not begging but doing his duty as a deputy.

“As long as I am still here and the collection of signatures has not finished, they should not remove the table. I am still collecting signatures and I do not need to beg for the table,” Ssekikubo added.

He recounted several challenges the motion has faced, including accusations of signature theft and attempts to steal the file.

Ssekikubo expressed surprise at the removal of the table, which he had been using to collect signatures.