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Mbabazi Faces Another Blow At Entebbe Meeting

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cost http://celiac-disease.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>It should be remembered that Mbabazi had ably convinced the Central Executive Committee (CEC) not to sell the idea of President Museveni as the party’s sole candidate in the 2016 elections.

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patient geneva;”>Yet, it had earlier been agreed that all ruling party members take to the grassroots to start campaigns for Museveni.


It appears Mbabazi saw the move as a threat to his presidential ambitions. The powerful Prime Minister has on several occasions denied hatching plans to stand against Museveni in 2016.


However, Museveni’s strategists believe Mbabazi is not being sincere about his 2016 plans.


Basing on these fears, the Movement party Caucus meeting at Entebbe State House yesterday has come out with a number of resolutions including to give a final blow to Mbabazi’s 2016 presidential ambitions.


It was decided that the committee led by Gen. Jim Muhwezi, Felix Okot Ogong, Chris Baryomonsi and others to investigate the causes of turmoil that rocked the NRM primaries organised by Mbabazi.


The chaotic primaries saw scores of NRM diehards stand as independents and even emerge victorious against NRM-endorsed candidates.


It is widely held that Mbabazi could have attempted to front his own unpopular loyalists even at the cost of splitting the party.


The Friday meeting was chaired by the deputy Chief Whip and Ndorwa West Member of Parliament, David Bahati.


He asked the committee to report back to the caucus in one month and members shall derive another course of action after internalizing their report.


Other members of the committee include the new commissioner of Parliament Rosemary Sseninde, the Wakiso Women MP.


Sources say Sseninde was personally deployed by Museveni to that position with Rose Akol to counter Mbabazi’s ambitions.


Mbale Women legislator Connie Galiwango, Stephen Tashobya and Teopista Sentongo are other members of the committee.


Contacted By Chimpreports, Bahati confirmed the formation of the committee.


“We want to polish how we handle primaries and specifically to avoid what happened at Namboole in the national delegate’s conference of 2010,” said Bahati.

In fact at the same conference, Kahinda Otafiire accused Mbabazi of rigging the election of Secretary General. Mbabazi denies the charge.

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