Ntungamo- The minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prof Tarsis Kabwegyere, has challenged former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to be brave and declare his intentions to stand for the presidency.
Prof Kabwegyere said this will save the country from confusion and uncertainty being caused by Mr Mbabazi’s ambiguous position.
Prof Kabwegyere said on Saturday that the whole country has been put to test of those in support of Mr Mbabazi’s candidature and those not for him.
He said Mr Mbabazi’s silence may even cause further confusion during the coming NRM party national delegates’ conference in Namboole.
More than 10,000 party leaders at various levels are expected at the conference slated for December 15.
“Why can’t we be open? Let me say it now, Mr Mbabazi must stop the mix up, must stop confusion, must stop pulling. I have talked with him and told him to wait for 2021, but it (aising him to wait) is similar to blowing air in a mortar. The contents will spill into your eyes, contaminate them and blur your vision,” Prof Kabwegyere said.
The minister made the remarks while officiating at the launch of Ntungamo Women Development Network at Ntungamo District headquarters. He said Mr Mababzi needs to be open like Dr Kiiza Besigye if he wants to be president.
Prof Kabwegyere had represented the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, at the function.
Ntungamo Women Development Network is an initiative of the district woman MP, Ms Naome Kabasharira, aimed at bringing together all women groups in the district for unity, marketing and business development.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor