Dan Muliika, the former Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom has called for the suspension of the 2016 polls to pave way for the establishment of an interim administration.
He says the interim administration to be called “Uganda sovereign authority” should be comprised of retired judges and others who will arrange a Grand National Convention bringing together the 15 founding regions of Uganda to elect a Constituent Assembly.
Muliika tabled this proposal before the Parliamentary and Legal Affairs committee, which is currently scrutinising the Constitutional Amendments Bill 2015.
He asked parliament to disregard the proposed constitutional amendments tabled by government.
He insisted that the constitutional amendments are a duty of citizens through a Constituent Assembly specially elected for that purpose.
Muliika also warned Ugandans against participating in what he termed as sham elections meant to legitimise the status quo.
However, Joseph Balikudembe, the Busiro County MP noted that the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee where he sits as a member has the mandate to scrutinise the constitutional amendments bill.
A similar proposal calling for the suspension of the 2016 polls was presented by the Opposition and a section of civil society groups, but it was rejected by government.
The opposition asked government to postpone the polls to pass the necessary electoral reforms to ensure free and fair polls.
Key of the proposals being fronted by the opposition include the establishment of an Independent Electoral Commission, the removal of the military from the electoral process and institution of measures to prevent government from raiding the central bank, government ministries and agencies to finance elections.