Kampala- Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said President Museveni could be committing “treason” by admitting that he is responsible for the undermining of his office, hence usurping voters’ powers.
Mr Lukwago has been engulfed in a protracted legal battle for his office for close to three years, after an impeachment by a group of Kampala Capital City Authority councillors, accusing him of incompetence.
The Lord Mayor said by Mr Museveni stating publicly that his powers were reduced to mere ceremonial robes, he is going against the tenets of democracy.
“We are all elected leaders. It is, therefore, a negation of the principles that took President Museveni to the bush dragging the nation into a war, that cost millions of lives, disguising as a freedom and democratic fighter,” said Mr Lukwago in an interview yesterday.
The Lord Mayor pointed out that Mr Museveni was deviating from what he said took him to wage a five-year liberation war.
“It is the democracy that returned the Lord Mayor into office. It is committing treason to come and depredate the power of Kampalans because are the ones who voted for me,” Mr Lukwago said.
Mr Peter Walubiri, a constitutional lawyer, said current events indicate a coup against the constitution. “Milton Obote [former president] once said he (Museveni) only told the truth by accident. This time Mr Museveni has clearly stated that he is the mastermind of the Lukwago impeachment,” Mr Walubiri said.