By Ronald Kabuye
Opposition Democratic Party DP wants the speaker of parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to use her mandate and position to force Uganda medical board sign on the admitted Mukono municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakileke medical forms allowing her to go further medication abroad due to her critical condition which she sustained after she was bruatalized by security operatives that invaded parliament after the suspension of 25 legislators.
Addressing a news conference today at the party headquarters in Kampala, Gerald Siranda, the acting DP secretary general put the onus on speaker Kadaga to exert pressure on the medical board to sign on the medical form since it was her who surrended parliament to intruders that terrorised Nambooze and others mps.
Nambooze has been bed ridden at Bugoloobi health centre since 27th September suffering from spinal pain however her condition is continuously getting worse now with a swollen back and in terrible pain yet allegations have it that the medical board has reluctantly refused to sign on her medical forms granting her permission to seek for further medical treatment abroad.
Early last week the Kampala lord mayor Elias Lukwago revealed that Nambooze was scheduled for treatment in India however that can not be possible without the board’s consent.
In the same way Siranda has revealed that the party is contemplating to petition the constitutional court Next Week for the judicial review of all election petitions cases handled by a panel that included the former, retired deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma at the appeals court.
Siranda wondered why all the opposition petitions inclusive of those they won in high court apart from the one of Hon.Abdul katuntu were over turned by the Kavuma led panel and in these the party had filed 14 cases.
Meanwhile DP is assembling a team of lawyers who will provide free legal aid to those who have been in any way brutalized, murdered, shot, injured among others in the fight to resist the amendment of article 102b that aims at lifting the presidential age limit before condemning the Rukungiri incident that resulted into the death Edison Nasasira and the incarceration of FDC party strong members Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Ingrid Turinawe and Patrick Amuriat Oboi at nagalama police since Thursday last week with out charging them with offense to the press time.
DP still through its chief whip hon. Joseph Gozanga Ssewungu have instructed their mps not to pocket the 29 million provided by parliament for consultation on presidential age limit removal.
They further trashed the arrangement by the People’s Development Party PDP president Abed Bwanika that is aiming at collecting over hundred thousand signatures to force a referendum on the age limit matter. They argue that the move is attempting to touch article 102b which they are radically against.
By Ronald Kabuye