MP Atiku says punched Abiriga because of his big Mouth

Atiku with Abiriga

The Member of Parliament for Ayivu County Bernard Atiku has revealed the reason why he rolled elbows with Arua Municipality counterpart Ibrahim Abiriga marked at the August House yesterday.

Atiku who was addressing the media at Parliament today noted that the spat with his the climax of a long standing dispute.

Mr. Atiku added that he has had a long standing dispute with Abiriga since 2006 and what happened yesterday was a result of endless insults he has always received from his fellow legislator though he adds that intends to involve the Speaker of Parliament to reign in on the matter.

The dramatic incident started when Abiriga reportedly accused Atiku of bribing youth in Arua to denounce the Minister of State for Investment and Privatization Evelyn Anite and other West Nile MPs because of their pronounced support for lifting of the age limit cap under Article 102 (b) of the Constitution.

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