Last week Attorney General, William Byaruhanga tabled five bills in Parliament that included Electoral reforms ahead of the 2021 general elections however the proposed reforms caused a public uproar claiming they targeted opposition individuals like Bobi Wine.
While appearing on National TV, Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo noted that the NRM government considers serving all the People of Uganda and research is done before coming up with anything meant to attack the opposition.
“The NRM government is damned if we do and damned when we don’t. The opposition will try to use the lack of electoral reforms to explain why they’ll lose,” Ofwono said.
Ofwono went ahead to urge all Ugandans that if has failed to pay attention to public expectations then they should go ahead and vote it out come 2021.
“If you think this government hasn’t paid attention to public concern, we have elections in 2021. Vote it out,” he added.
Since government already tabled the bills before parliament, Ofwono challenged the opposition to also bring their constitutional amendments.
Yesterday, shadow Attorney general Hon Wilfred Niwagaba moved a motion seeking leave of Parliament to introduce a private member’s bill entitled “the constitution (amendment) bill, 2019” seeking for the reinstatement of presidential terms limits, replace the office of vice president with the office of the deputy president and repeal the office of Prime minister among others.