I Sacked Mbabazi to Stop Confusion-Museveni Top story

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Museveni said his patience run out after Mbabazi hosted numerous meeting with different district NRM leaders at his Kololo Home. its reported that intelligence gathered information that in Amama Mbabazi's presence, his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi would meet people from different district NRM structures rallying them against the President. She reportedly accused the Mbabazi family of telling the NRM leaders that Museveni was expired and was subject to diminishing returns.

President Museveni has finally spoken out on the reasons that sparked off the sacking of his erstwhile trusted friend Amama Mbabazi from the post of Prime Minister.

Museveni told a stormy meeting of the NRM Central Executive Committee that he took a decision to sack Mbabazi in order to stop the confusion in party and the country. The meeting was held at the State Lodge in Nakasero last evening.

"There were a lot of complaints about the activities of Mbabazi mobilizing, and meeting different people at his Kololo Home. I had to move in and stop the confusion," a source quotes the President as saying.

The meeting was called to discuss key issues on the NRM caucus report on Museveni's sole candidacy and the NRM register.  However, as soon as the President opened the meeting, Kampala NRM Chairman Capt. Francis Babu demanded for amendment in the agenda saying the meeting needed to address divisions within NRM, an impeccable source narrated.

Babu was supported by the entire CEC members in attendance which eventually adopted the amendment. Babu used the session to accuse Amama Mbabazi of messing up NRM primaries in Kampala during previous elections.

Museveni said his patience run out after Mbabazi hosted numerous meeting with different district NRM leaders at his Kololo Home. its reported that intelligence gathered information that in Amama Mbabazi's presence, his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi would meet people from different district NRM structures rallying them against the President. She reportedly accused the Mbabazi family of telling the NRM leaders that Museveni was expired and was subject to diminishing returns.

Multiple sources confirmed to our reporter that the president was very bitter at being described as expired and warned Mbabazi that personal ambitions are secondary to the Vision of the revolution. "The vision of the revolution is always first, we can't allow people to mix in their personal ambitions," Museveni reportedly said.

The NRM chairman told the meeting that Jacqueline had been meeting different influential International organizations like USAID, maligning him as an extravagant President whom Uganda could no longer afford.

Emerging Details of the Meeting;

During the same meeting, a list emerged of NRM supporters and Army officers who had been classified into good and evil elements. Amama Mbabazi was equally tasked to explain why he had categorized people as such.

Some of the members listed as ‘bad people' who are against Amama included Amelia Kyambadde, Moses Kigongo, Jim Muhwezi, Col Ronnie Barya and Gen Kale Kayihura, among others and notable among the officers that were mentioned as friendly is Brig James Mugira.

Mbabazi told the meeting that when the President was concluding his address to NRM MPs in Kyankwanzi, he hinted on the need to deal with people who are creating cliques in the party.

"When the president said he was going to investigate the cliques and divisionism being created in the party, Honorable MP David Bahati whispered to me saying the president was referring to me. I followed the president to his tent to inquire. I told the president should the MPs spoil my name, I will embark on a country tour to clear the air," a source quotes Mbabazi as saying.

He said, although his wife had been meeting some youths at their home, he maintained that he was a loyal NRM cadre.

He dismissed allegations that he was creating divisionism in the party, saying the accusation originated by some of his bush war comrades some of whom hated him because many times he refused to divulge sensitive information to him.

Mbabazi revealed that he had previously disagreed with the president and continued working together and this situation isn't different.

"I was opposed to the lifting of the term limits, and even in the CA the president kept silent on the matter but he agreed on having them. Despite those disagreements I continued to work well with the president because we have been together for over forty years," Amama reportedly said.

Jacqueline Mbabazi

Jacqueline Mbabazi, the head of women's league wondered why the president was reintroducing the matter of parallel mobilization yet they had concluded with him in the January meeting at State House.

She accused the president of frustrating internal democracy within the party.

 "The Party chairman is busy hosting different meeting to push the Kyankwanzi resolution; he even met my members (Women League) without inviting me. Everyone was against the Secretary General, so I decided to start mobilizing support for him,"   multiple sources quote Jacqueline as telling the president.

She explained that in management ten years in leadership is a long time and it was a mistake to lift the term limits. Museveni interjected saying theories of management didn't apply to revolutionaries.

She dismissed a recording purportedly used as evidence against her saying her detractors were trying to match her voice with another woman reportedly recorded from Fort Portal. She also discarded the list of names the president was hovering around as an old list she used during the Namboole primaries.

Sam Engola

He said he had implicating evidence to show that Amama was creating cliques and mobilizing to unseat the party chairman. "How do you explain things that happen in Namboole (Stadium) where do all those T-shirts come from," the secretary general knows this.

Engola was supported by Government Chief Whip Justine Lumumba who said that during her tour in places like Bukwo and Sebei, she had come across documents appointing some youth as Mbabazi campaigners.

She noted that a soldier only identified as Lt Magezi has been making tours in Eastern Uganda claiming to be working under State House staff Sam Katabazi to mobilize for Amama Mbabazi.

Maj. Gen Matayo Kyaligonza said there was need to conclude the matter because it was getting out of hand and that it was wrong for the president to keep a person who wanted to overthrow him.

"You are lucky I am not the president, otherwise by now you and your wife Jackie would in Luzira Prison," Kyaligonza is reported to have said.
 
Hassan Bassajjabalaba
Surprising, it is entrepreneur league vice chairman Hassan Basajjabalaba who supported Amama Mbabazi and pleaded with the president to forgive Amama and work together again.

A source says the tycoon told the President that NRM was much better with him and Amama working together. The president adjourned the meeting at 9:45 and said he was to meet Jacqueline and Amama separately today (Friday) before summoning CEC to form a final decision on the issue of secretary general on Saturday tomorrow.

We couldn't get any of the NRM Spokespersons for a comment. NRM Spokesperson Mary Karooro Okurut's phone was switched off and her deputy Ofwono Opondo could not pick repeated phonecalls.