Democratic Party President-General Nobert Mao has asked Parliament to amend the rules of procedure to allow the Human Rights Committee to be headed by the Opposition if the ever-increasing violations are to be addressed.
Mao was appearing before the committee on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, three former Presidential candidates who were invited to appear before the Human Rights committee of parliament investigating the violence in the 2021 elections made no-show.
The Committee vice-Chair and Bugiri Woman Member of Parliament, Agnes Taaka Wejuli says they invited the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi, the Renewed Uganda political party presidential candidate Lt. General, Henry Tumukunde and independent presidential candidate, Nancy Kalembe.
“Among the three, only Amuriat communicated, saying that he had lost someone and he was heading for burial. He asked the committee to reschedule the meeting after Easter week,” Wenjuli said.
She says the failure of the other two former presidential candidates to show up or communicate their inability to show up slows down the work of the committee.
General Tumukunde said that he was not contacted and didn’t confirm anything. Nancy Kalembe’s known mobile phone number was turned out by the time of filing this story.
Wejuli says that they may consider the presidential candidates if they formally request to be rescheduled.
On Tuesday, the committee is expected to meet the Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao and independent presidential candidates Joseph Kabuleta and Willy Mayambala.
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