Wadri sworn in as Arua Municipality Member of Parliament


Kassiano Ezati Wadri being sworn in as Arua Municipality MP last month.

Restricted opposition politician Kassiano Ezati Wadri has finally been sworn in as the Arua Municipality Member of Parliament.

His swearing in took place on Wednesday morning inside Deputy Speaker’s Chambers at Parliament.

Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige led him through the oath before handing him copies of Rule of Procedures and Constitution.

Kassiano was elected to succeed Ibrahim Abiriga who was gunned down by unknown people on 8, June this year near his home in Kawanda, north of Kampala.

His election came at a cost and pain after dozens of people [his supporters], including him, Bobi Wine and other MPs were arrested by government security agencies and detained at different places before they got charged with treasons.

However, during his swearing in, he swore to be faithful, bear true allegiance, and to defend the Constitution.

Facing treason charges alongside 33 others for inciting his supporters to stone one of the President’s cars during by-election campaigns, Kassaino has been barred by Gulu High Court from going to his constituency for three months.

“Being barred from reaching my people for three months is disadvantageous not only to me but to them more. I’m their representative and I can’t debate my own – I must get from them,” Wadri said.

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According to Court, should there be significant event happening in his constituency within 90 days that needs his attendance, he can be allowed to travel with permission from Court.

 


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