NRM SPLIT: Rwakitura Meeting Details Emerge

medicine geneva;”>In a meeting held at Museveni’s upcountry home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district, the President said the media lied that he blamed the two party officials’ presidential ambitions for the current political turmoil in NRM.

“We were harmonizing our positions on different issues that affect our party. The meeting was very cordial. It was a good meeting. There was no drama,” NRM Vice Chairperson Mike Mukula told on Monday.

“Museveni said he was quoted out of context. He made it clear that he never attacked Kadaga as press reported,” added Mukula.

“Even Mbabazi and Migereko confirmed that the President did not attack Kadaga,” he noted.

Earlier, this news website was told Museveni warned the party leaders against playing in the hands of foreign groups that are interested in causing confusion in the party with the ultimate aim of destabilizing the country.

Asked to respond to this claim, deputy party chief whip David Bahati, who also attended the meeting, said: “It’s not true. The President did not hint on that.”

Hell broke loose last week when it emerged that Museveni had launched an attack on Kadaga, wondering why she had flown to Arusha during the stormy EALA Speakership elections.

Museveni was quoted to also have slammed Mbabazi for endorsing Dora Byamukama for the EALA speakership without being consulted yet he is the head of intelligence and commander-in-chief.

The meeting was attended by Kadaga, Mbabazi; First Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya, the Acting Chief Whip, Hon. Daudi Migereko; Mukula; Chairman for Kampala Region Edward Francis Babu and Bahati.

Museveni said he had noted a lot of inaccurate, distorted and misinformation being circulated in the media pointing to lack of harmony on the part of NRM leadership.

According to a statement issued by State House, Museveni added: “I would like to assure the entire country, that there is harmony in the leadership of NRM. What was important for Uganda in the EALA Elections was to have an EALA Speaker elected from the Ugandan representatives.”

Museveni further asserted that “this was achieved when Hon. Margaret Zziwa, who is also a Member of the NRM, was successfully elected and we once again congratulate her. The relationship amongst the organs of the State and the NRM is very cordial.”


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