Opinion: PM Rugunda sudden ghosting like VP Ssekandi
We are living in marvellous times as the big-men are avoiding answering for their acts. We are living in times, where the cronies of the President vanishes into thin-air, because they lack moral authority and respect of the law. They are just going away into the abyss without telling people.
That Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda did come to the Plenary Session on the 18th December 2018 is a proof of neglect and disrespect of the August House. That the PM doesn’t mind skipping hard questions and the role of government, as they are busy stifling the voices of dissent in the republic. That is the mere reality.
“The Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday failed to appear before Parliament to explain why government had banned Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from performing at live music concerts. However in a surprise move, even the minister of Internal Affairs, Jeje Odong who was delegated to read the government statement disappeared in thin air after attending Parliament for a few hours. During plenary on December 18, the Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga summoned Rugunda to appear before the House the next day and explain why government continues to block Bobi Wine from performing at live concerts across the country” (Sam Ibanda Mugabi – ‘Rugunda vanishes, fails to explain ban on Bobi Wine concerts’ 20.12.2018, link: http://nilepost.co.ug/2018/12/20/rugunda-vanishes-fails-to-explain-ban-on-bobi-wine-concerts/).
Usually, the biggest ghost, the biggest man who is nowhere to be found is the Vice-President Edward Ssekandi. He can be gone for months without any public profile, he is like the marionette, who is there, but isn’t really.
Now, this week, it seems like the Prime Minister needs some teaching from the VP to be able to vanish without people caring. Because this is the reality. That the PM doesn’t want to answer for blocking of concerts, the blatant disregard for the artistry and livelihood of the MP Robert Kyagulanyi. As they are showing signs of oppression against him.
Therefore, the ghosting, the reflection of weakness, the lack of respect and dignity of the Parliament. Comes also to the front, as the PM don’t even have the character to stand up for his boss and answer simple questions. It should be easy, as this is acts done deliberately by the government against the MP. It shouldn’t be rocket science.
However, the PM should take a few lessons from the VP. If he did, he wouldn’t end up in the headlines, but at a burial, officiating for the state. Peace.