Jailed Arua municipality member of parliament elect Kassiano Wadri Ezati has told parliament to speed up his swearing in. The former Terego county member of parliament who is currently facing treason charges said there is no excuse the parliament can give in delaying his swearing in despite being in prison because he is duly elected people’s representative. He says he was elected by the people of Arua municipality who deserve service delivery like any other parts of the country.
An opposition leaning Wadri was declared the winner of Arua poll in absentia as he was detained at Gulu Central Police Station by the time election was taking place in his contituency.
Wadri made the request to Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanya who had visited the jailed legislators at Gulu prison in order to access the condition under which they are living and also monitor their health conditions after being torture by special force command during their arrests.
He also asked the government to ensure that justice is done especially to those who were killed and injured during the scuffle in Arua town on August 13.
He warned the security forces and state agents against acting with impunity especially when arresting opposition politicians and members of the public who do not agree with government on the way country is being run.
He asked the Deputy Speaker of parliament to ensure that the security forces who maimed the people in Arua town and other parts of the country are brought to book.
Oulanyah assured Wadri and other suspects who are detained at Gulu prison of the same offense that he would do everything within his means to ensure that they get bail.
He also warned security operatives against torturing suspects stating that they are mere suspects and not convicts.
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