Museveni offers Mbabazi VP deal
President Museveni is reportedly holding secret talks with former Until a couple of years ago, Mr Museveni and Mr Mbabazi enjoyed personal. Incumbent Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won the Love & relationships . Another Museveni rival, former prime minister Amama Mbabazi, was put This Engine Quiz Stumps Most Men - Think You Can Pass?. President Yoweri Museveni and his former super minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi will meet again for the second time in two months.
Rugunda, however, declined to respond to any questions related to the reconciliation process.
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Mbabazi and Otafiire, Museveni said, were to build new internal networks after Rugunda and others fled into exile after being exposed by the fateful attack. Museveni also spoke about Ramaphosa whom he came to know in the late s. At the time, Ramaphosa had come to Uganda as part of a group of high-powered businessmen leading the MTN telecommunications bid to invest in the country. Someone came to me with akabiriiti; a small gadget, the size of a matchbox, saying I could use it to talk to Nelson Mandela, I said, you are joking, they tried it and it worked.
Ramaphosa was part of that team. Speaking after the two presidents, Mbabazi said the wedding was a reunion of former comrades, some of whom he had neither met nor spoken to for a while. Given the reported reconciliation propositioning taking place behind the curtain, it was not surprising when Mbabazi immediately launched into politics. He said the same of Museveni. Mbabazi, family split over Museveni talksThe Observer, January 6, In fact, by the time he retires, I will also be old and maybe I will retire with him.
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At the moment, I am contented to serve my country in whatever capacity the president wishes to put me. If he thinks I can play a part as a prime minister, well and good. If the next day he makes me ambassador, I will take it up unreservedly. Remember, I have selflessly served this country for more than 30 years. But before, I was involved in the armed struggle against President Idi Amin. I was not working with Museveni. Ours was clandestine work; we had our leaders like Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, who used to get in touch with Museveni and then report to us in the background.
I was at Makerere and our leader was Dr [Ruhakana] Rugunda.
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He would tell us what he got from Museveni. We would discuss and transmit our ideas back. He did not lead us well. There was discontentment among members of Fronasa.
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In one meeting where I was not, it was decided that we stop fighting. When he [Museveni] started teaching, he looked for other people like Godfrey Kazungu, a classmate at Law school.
Kazungu called me on phone; we discussed what had happened and saw our problems. We pledged not to repeat those mistakes. We decided on how to handle the situation.
He [Museveni] went out but I stayed in Uganda mobilising for guns. In this year journey, let people leave these issues for me and Museveni to handle.
If I believe that something is correct, I pursue it to its logical conclusion. Sign, and he would have ruled himself out of the race. Refuse to sign and he would be confirming rumours of his ambitions.
Indeed, Mbabazi can now claim to have signed the resolution under duress, especially from the youthful MP Evelyn Anite, who is now a state minister for Youth and Children Affairs.
Nevertheless, although he signed as numberMbabazi went on to describe President Museveni as one of the best leaders in Africa: Mbabazi denied being involved in the said activities although he admitted that his wife was mobilising for him to retain his SG seat. He is also said to have briefed the same group thereafter. Rugunda is said to have suggested that Museveni disowns the sole candidate resolution so as to allow Mbabazi to compete in the NRM primaries, a suggestion the former secretary general accepted but with some conditions.
Mbabazi warned that the primaries would have to be free and fair. He said the same should be expected from the president. Its mover, Evelyn Anite, who has since been appointed minister, ambushed Mbabazi, forcing him to sign the resolution against his will.
Asked about his proposal to allow Mbabazi to compete in the NRM primaries, Rugunda said in the Saturday interview that the party constitution will deal with the issue of candidates in the primaries.
There are always different views in the party, but the guiding line is the constitution. On her part, NRM secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba, who said she was not aware of the talks, nevertheless warmed up to such a development.
If he extended an olive branch to Kony, why not to Mbabazi?