The National Assembly Speaker Rt. Hon. Moses Wetangula has emphatically dismissed rumors suggesting that the parliament is under state capture.
Addressing concerns raised by the opposition, Wetangula asserted that he has never received instructions from the president regarding the operation of the National Assembly. In a clear statement, he refuted the notion that the executive branch has undue influence over parliamentary affairs, challenging claims of state capture.
The opposition had previously voiced suspicions of the parliament being under the state capture of the executive, fueling a contentious narrative. Wetangula’s strong denial aims to quell these speculations, emphasizing the autonomy of the National Assembly.
As political tensions persist, the Speaker’s assertion adds a layer of transparency to parliamentary proceedings and seeks to reassure the public that the legislative body operates independently from external pressures.