Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Kassiano Wadir Eziati has joined thousands of Ugandans that are petitioning president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the International Criminal Court.
Wadir signed the online petition early this morning becoming the 4796th person to support the move taking the Bush war General to Hague.
He joins other top officials like Hon. Daniel Omara Atubo, the former minister of lands, who on Friday signed a petition to drag his former boss President Museveni to ICC for gross violation of human rights and crimes against humanity.
The shocking incident happened at Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] offices in Lira town, Northern Uganda.
Daniel Omara Atubo, a lawyer, educator and politician, is the former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, in the Ugandan Cabinet, a position he served in from May 2006 until May 2011.
In the cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, he was dropped from the Cabinet.
According to Ronald Muhinda, an aide to opposition figure Kizza Besigye, Atubo walked himself into the signing centre and put his signature and NIN on the petition forms to ICC to cause the international court to investigate, try and indict Museveni.
By the end of the day, People’s Government had collected and verified 600,000 signatures from different parts of the country.
“Junta sabotage notwithstanding through invasion of offices and arrest of PG staff, the people are brave to make this one contribution to the struggle,” Muhinda said.
In Mukono, the exercise led by Information Minister MP Bakireke Nambooze was sabotaged after police surrounded her home and blocked her exit.
Muhinda also believes Museveni will send in people to intimidate Atubo but he is strong.
Atubo said by signing the petition, he didn’t hate Museveni but loves Uganda more.
Atubo addressed members of the press on the importance of the exercise to Uganda.
He called upon all Lango people and Ugandans at large to sign the petition.
“I love Museveni but I love Uganda more than I love him,” he said.