By Spear Team
The opposition’s struggle to force government drop the constitutional amendments of article 26 (land bill) and article 102(b) on age limit has been spearheaded by faces that formed ‘Ssuubi pressure group ’, forcing some Ugandans to question if the pro-Mengo pressure group is back in another form.
Medard Lubega Ssegona, the coordinator of Ssuubi, said that Ssuubi has never ceased to do its work but this time round the issues at hand are bigger than Ssuubi because there are people like Winnie Kiiza, the leader of opposition in parliament Francis Zzaake Mutebi MP Mityana municipality among others who have never been part of Ssuubi.
“This is an initiative aiming to fight the ammendment of the constitution, we share the values and have a common agenda, and we are just starting. We are going to traverse this country to make sure that people know how dangerous these amendments are,”
Moses Kasibante, the MP for Lubaga North pointed out that the problem is not what pressure group is behind this, but Museveni who is doing things in a wrongly.
“Our main aim is awareness and advising the people on what they should do to force the regime drop these amendments. We are currently moving well and the strategy works. Soon we will be in Mbale, Agago and all parts of the country just that we could not skip Kampala,” Kasibante said.
Ssuubi was a pro-Mengo pressure group comprised of politicians from both the DP and FDC who vigorously supported the candidacy of Kizza Besigye in the 2011 general elections.
Led by the former Katikkiro of Buganda, Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere, the group among others comprised of Medard Lubega Ssegona, the former Buganda deputy spokesperson, Betty Nambooze, the Mukono Municipality MP, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Masaka municilpaity MP Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, Kira municplaity MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Butambala MP, Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi among others.