The Special Forces Command on Friday lost their temper and blocked the Leader of opposition in the eleventh parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga.
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Sources familiar with the developments say Hon. Mpuuga and a delegation of diplomats were bounced by the elite presidential guard dubbed SFC.
“They claimed that my Covid certificate had expired and therefore I have to do another test,” Mpuuga says. “When I insisted on entering, they forced me away claiming I am unwelcome to the venue if I don’t have an updated covid test,” he adds.
However, Mpuuga says the SFC just wanted to unleash their bullying on especially MPs linked to the National Unity Platform party. “They were singling out NUP MPs. I think they are using Covid as an excuse to bully NUP MPs,” he says. “But that’s time wastage because even next week, the president will find me in parliament during the budget session,” he adds.
On Friday, a handful of NUP MPs who attended the state of the nation address flashed protest placards challenging the prolonged detention of political prisoners. Hon. Kalwanga, Shamim Malende and Nyeko Derrick led the peaceful protest as Tibuhaburwa gave his address.