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Mbabazi: Museveni and I Are Inseparable

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He was presiding over the national launch of the Union of Developmental Organisations (UDO) in Nakawa on Sunday.


UDO is a non-partisan conglomeration of savings and credit associations, small-scale businesses and special interest groups countrywide. It was fanfare as thousands attended the launch at the Uganda Institute of Communications Technology, Nakawa.


“I am not in the 2016 presidential campaign and we as a party are going to announce our campaign programme when the time comes; people should just wait for it,” Mbabazi said to tumultuous applause.


UDO National Mobiliser Sumini Nabagereka had requested him and the party chairman, President Yoweri Museveni not to listen to detractors who try to drive a wedge between them using all forms of selfish schemes.


She asked the President to stop anxiety among Ugandans by breaking his silence on Mbabazi’s alleged political ambitions, praising Mbabazi for level headedness, honesty and loyalty. She castigated party members for washing their linen in public.


Mbabazi narrated exploits that have bonded him for over 40 years with the party chairman, including working together to defeat dictatorship and pacify the country, and they would continue doing so.


He promised to write a book explaining this history, wondering why any differences would arise between the two leaders now.


“It seems there is worry that there will be disturbance because there are alleged differences between the President and the Prime Minister but such a thing cannot happen,” he said.


“It is true there are people who want that to happen; we know some and see others.”


Mbabazi said he had discussed with the President how to help UDO deliver services to its members without being cumbersome to them and the government. He noted that organised groups help to fight poverty, saying the government would support them.


Mbabazi’s remarks come against the backdrop of several intelligence reports showing that the powerful Secretary General has been nursing presidential ambitions.


It is also alleged Mbabazi’s supporters have been laying down strategies to propel Mbabazi to the highest office in the land.


However, Mbabazi on Monday told a press conference in Kampala that he is a loyal cadre of the NRM and that he will not stand against Museveni.

The NRM party last month resolved that Museveni stands unopposed as the NRM flag-bearer in the 2016 polls.

However, Mbabazi says only the NRM delegates’ conference will decide the party’s torch-bearer in the upcoming elections.


The Deputy City Resident District Commissioner for Nakawa Division, Jackie Kemigisha Kiiza urged residents to work hand-in-hand with the government to fight poverty through its various programmes.

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