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Uganda: Four MPs Quit Lango Parliamentary Group

Four members of Parliament have quit the Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG), a loose coalition of members of Parliament from Lango sub region.

The four are, Amolatar Woman MP, Ms Doreen Amule; Kioga County MP, Mr Anthony Okello; Ms Christine Acen, the Alebtong Woman MP and Mr Bonny Okello who represents Kole North county.

The four were among the group of legislators from the region who supported the scrapping of the presidential age limit from the Constitution.

Their decision to leave LPG has stirred anger from their colleagues who voted against the amendment as well as sections of people from their constituents.

Kioga County MP, Mr Anthony Okello was attacked by a group of residents while holding consultations on the scrapping of the presidential age limit at Muntu Sub-county headquarters on November 3, 2017. They accused him of betrayal.

But Mr Okello accuses the leadership of LPG of intrigue saying that the voters were mobilised to attack members who supported the constitutional amendment.

He said he could no longer be part of a group that does not respect divergent views.

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