If lawmakers (Bobi wine and opposition MPs) dare to fight instead of debating their way out of controversial issues again, the army will not hesitate to storm the chambers for a second time to restore sanity, the commander of the land forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, has said.
Elwelu said that civilians like Bobi wine are only good at making chaos to emphasize their arguments without contemplating the cost implications that such unjustified brawls might have on the general stability of the country.
“I have seen our honorable MP (Luwero District Woman MP Eng. Lillian Nakate) here. We love you very much, but you people (MPs) like causing chaos in Parliament, without knowing that chaos is our business. You try creating the chaos again and we shall come and bring peace in your heads again,” he warned.
Citing neighboring South Sudan and the DR Congo, Elwelu argued that if politicians were not rational in their approach to sticky issues, they could easily plunge the nation into unnecessary conflict, causing undue suffering to innocent lives, something that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) was not ready to entertain.
He also warned the people power camp on their planned demonstrations and plans of involving the foreign powers in domestic Ugandan issues, that he is ready to tackle any threat that may befall Uganda.
In 2017, the army stormed Parliament to forcibly evict 25 members that had been suspended by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, for sparking a brawl over a motion to pass the constitutional amendment Bill that lifted the 35-75 presidential age limit caps enshrined in Article 102 (b).
Elwelu made the remarks yesterday while officiating at a piping and decoration ceremony of 190 UPDF land force officers in Bombo, Luwero district.