Kawempe North MP elect Ssegirinya Muhammad on Tuesday called on his fellow legislators in the National Unity Platform party to embrace the cause of demanding for the freedom of their constituents.
Ssegirinya made the remarks while in custody of the Buganda road court holding cells where he spoke to journalists. “I am being detained for fighting for what is right. Our people are being abducted on a daily and they are kept in unknown places,” he remarked. “As leaders who were empowered, we should not just sit and watch. I call on my fellow MPs in NUP to embrace the call by our president, Kyagulanyi. Let’s continue pressing for our freedom and our victory too,” he added.
Ssegirinya also exclaims his intention to shun the swearing in ceremony in case his president, Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine does not take oath as head of state. “I will not swear in if my president is sworn in,” Ssegirinya said. “It would be total betrayal to swear in when the people’s choice (Bobi Wine) is not sworn in because he genuinely won the race,” he adds.
MP Ssegirinya is to spend his Easter holiday in jail after Grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu remanded him to Kitalya prison till April 8 when his bail application will be heard. He is being charged with incitement to violence. Ssegirinya is also battling a court case filed by Kidandala Sulaiman who seeks clarity in the academic credentials of the embattled MP.