Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to ensure that rule of law is upheld amidst all circumstances.
Mayiga made the comment in reference to events surrounding the impeachment of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
This was during a fundraising ceremony at Bulange-Mengo towards the reconstruction of Kasubi Royal Tombs where 78 million shillings were collected from well-wishers towards the drive.
Mayiga noted that if anyone feels aggrieved by any order of court, he or she has a right to appeal to a court of higher jurisdiction. He says there is no need for violence or use of physical force which situation he said creates tension within the city and hinders the activities of those engaged in productive work.
The process to impeach Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago at City Hall on Monday sparked off running battles between his supporters and Police guarding the meeting venue.
A lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka attempting to serve the Minister for Kampala Frank Tumwebaze with an injunction to halt the meeting was badly beaten by police officers.
Mayiga’s comments break with the Katikkiro’s avowed intention to steer clear of politics and concentrate Buganda Kingdom on cultural and developmental matters.
Mayiga noted that they are committed to the task of reconstructing the Tombs but that they need a calm atmosphere within the city to do so.
He noted that the Kingdom believes that the rule of law should prevail within the city for those engaged in business to do their work without disruption.
He said that he realizes that matters touching upon the Lord Mayor are causing tension within the city hence appealing to everyone to abide by the rule of law in dealing with matters to do with the Lord Mayor.