Saturday, September 26, 2015

WE ARE ORGANISING A HUGE PARTY FOR #MUSEVENI RETIREMENT FROM #UGANDA

THE REALILTY IS WE NAMYA EED TO SEE THE MONEY WHICH CHANGED HANDS. KAMYA TURNED OVER HER SCHOOL TO M7 AND EVEN ALLOWED THE GUY TO CARRY HER HAND BAG. MAO WENT ON A TANTRUM AND ABUSED LUKWAGO AND BESIGYE. NAYE FORGIVE HIM.. TURNS OUT THAT MALARIA THING MAY HAVE LEFT PERMANENT DAMAGE. FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND WHO WOULD NOT ENDORSE DR. BESIGYE. Well I like his supporters. Brainiacs. Then this Mbabazi thing. I even do not know how to address the fallout of the TDA with this Mbabazi. Only thing I know is the fact that you must not throw the baby out with the bath water. You people, some of you are not reading. The opposition are united. These games are to fool Museveni. Kakati I think this is where Museveni has to ask me why I am so sure. Well I actually contacted mma Fina and went to all those all night prayers to get a vision of Uganda. Museveni must go. Mzee, abazukulu bo bakulinze, They miss you.

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Kampala- As if reading from the same script, the Democratic Party (DP) president, Mr Norbert Mao, and Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) president, Ms Beti Kamya, while appearing on the Capital Gang talk-show on Capital FM yesterday, defended their decisions to rally behind former prime minister Amama Mbabazi’s presidential candidature.

They said their decision was based on their conviction that the Opposition voters need a new face to challenge President Museveni’s 30-year grip on power.

The DP and UFA are among seven formations that are said to have backed the candidature of Mr Mbabazi against his rival contender and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye, in The Democratic Alliance (TDA), a loose Opposition grouping which had been formed to select a joint presidential flag bearer against Mr Museveni in the 2016 elections.

Kamya’s reasons
Giving three reasons, Ms Kamya said after three attempts running against President Museveni, Dr Besigye was not going to offer anything new in next year’s elections.

“Secondly, I did not find Dr Besigye’s insistence on reforms very convincing,” Ms Kamya said. She said the [electoral] reforms to enable a same level playing field between the Opposition and President Museveni was only possible either through Parliament or a referendum but all avenues seemed closed for now.

“Thirdly, feeling the pulse of the population, especially in my constituency….the ground has shifted in favour of Mr Amama Mbabazi,” Ms Kamya said. To reinforce this argument, she even claimed that at least 12 MPs from FDC had crossed over to Mr Mbabazi’s camp for greener pastures.

Ms Kamya, a former FDC stalwart, left the party which she represented in Parliament as Rubaga North MP from 2006 to 2010 and went on to form UFA. She contested for the national presidency in the 2011 elections and finished in fifth position.

When it was his turn, Mr Mao came short of his usual oratory charm. Later, he sounded subdued by the deputy NRM spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo, who poked holes in Mr Mbabazi’s presidential candidature when he made remarks that suggested that “money” had influenced the majority TDA members to endorse the former prime minister’s bid.

Mao’s reasons
Mr Mao also said after Dr Besigye’s three runs for the presidency, there was something akin to a “Besigye fatigue” that people want something new. He said as DP, they also looked at Mr Mbabazi as being more prepared for the elections compared to Dr Besigye, who was on the other hand preaching the gospel of electoral reforms before elections. “Dr Besigye’s focus is divided,” Mao said.

It is now apparent that both Mr Mbabazi and Dr Besigye will contest in the 2016 race and to this, Mr Mao said: “You can have many leaders commanding a war.”
The show, moderated by Mr Oscar Musoke, was also attended by Dr Besigye.

Dr Besigye scoffed at critics who liken him to President Museveni — that he wants the President to retire but himself cannot let others take on the mantle from him. Dr Besigye described such critics as diversionary, especially the elite.

“I find it strange for someone to compare someone hunting for an office to somebody who is already occupying it,” Dr Besigye argued. “We want anybody who brings in some strength to the struggle,” he added.

Asked why he is lukewarm on Mr Mbabazi leading the Opposition cause, Dr Besigye said it is just a natural feeling to want to scrutinise Mr Mbabazi given his previous record in the NRM government and that even up to now, his mission in the Opposition is still unclear.

musisif@ug.nationmedia.com

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Mao--Kamya-defend-support--for-Amama-Mbabazi-in-TDA/-/688334/2887020/-/r2u8cz/-/index.html

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