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NRM: Museveni Invited Mbabazi for CEC Meeting

The embattled ruling National Resistance Movement party Secretary General, view http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/simplepie/file.php John Patrick Amama Mbabazi attended last week’s Central Executive Committee on the request of the party chairman, http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-modules-list-table.php President Museveni.

The meeting that sat at State House Entebbe chaired by Museveni himself registered a big surprise in the presence of Mbabazi, http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/class-wp-dependency.php who had been quietly toppled and formally sent on a forced leave as SG till December 31 by the same CEC sitting on October 18.

The development was revealed on Thursday at the NRM headquarters at plot 10 Kyadondo in Kampala during a press briefing highlighting the progress of preparations for the National Delegates’ Conference meeting at Namboole stadium.

The acting SG Dorothy Hyuha and Caucus spokesperson Evelyn Anite made it clear to journalists that Mbabazi is already on leave was not supposed to attend the Thursday`s CEC meeting but only appeared because Museveni extended a request.

“Mbabazi as we all know is already on leave. He only attended the CEC on the request of our party Chairman, H.E Museveni who has powers to do so,” said Hyuha, who administratively replaced Mbabazi effective October 20.

The details of last week’s CEC meeting remain largely unknown since Museveni reportedly warned all members of a strong action in case of leakages.

Mbabazi is accused of abusing his SG office by forming a parallel network in the party to serve his personal interest of standing against president Museveni in the coming 2016 general elections, an allegation Mbabazi vehemently denies.

The development has since raised eyebrows in the corridors of power, with many speculating that Museveni is sending peace overtures to his once closest ally to drop his presidential ambitions ahead of the 2016 elections.

While Museveni knows he has the potential to use all the necessary force and resources to cripple Mbabazi’s presidential ambitions, a peaceful settlement to their wrangles could see NRM avoid a costly confrontation in 2016.

Mbabazi maintains he will not stand in 2016 against Museveni but he is yet to distance himself from actions of his supporters who actively mobilising support for his alleged presidential bid.

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