Shaka Sali, a Ugandan born American journalist, is set to host presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi, on the great Straight Talk Africa show.
Straight Talk Africa is broadcast live every Wednesday from 18:30-19:30 UTC/GMT simultaneously on radio, television and the Internet.
Sali revealed in a social media, Facebook page Tuesday that he would host Amama tomorrow on his presidential ambitions.
“Former Ugandan Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi will be a studio guest on Wednesday’s edition of Straight Talk Africa.”
“A close ally to President Yoweri Museveni for nearly 30 years and supporter of his third term, Mbabazi, who declared his candidacy last week on YouTube for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party,” read the message.
It added: “He will share with host Shaka Ssali more on why he is now running for the President of Uganda saying the current system of government must be reinvigorated.”
This is Amama’s second interview with international media (first was BBC) on his presidential bid.
Only today, NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba, wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, saying Mbabazi aspiring for president was illegal.
She said the party had not nominated him as presidential flag bearer making his bid an illegal one.
Mbabazi had already released a program for his countrywide consultative meetings staring with Mbale district on Thursday July 9.
Yet, NRM leaders in Mbale district insist that he abides by the party rules if he intends to seek nomination through the party structures.
The district NRM chairman, Zubair Galiwango, met NRM sub-county chairpersons at the party offices in Indian quarters, industrial division in Mbale town yesterday over the same matter.
Galiwango is quoted by URN saying that despite the fact that Mbabazi wrote to the Electoral Commission announcing his candidature, he must seek clearance from the party secretariat before they can officially receive him in Mbale.
Galiwango further insists that NRM party members mobilizing for Amama Mbabazi’s consultative meetings in Mbale risk disciplinary action.
He says their action contradict the official party position seeking to back President Yoweri Museveni as a sole candidate.
Kenneth Wenani, the Coordinator for Mbabazi’s activities in Elgon region says that they will not be deterred by the resolution by the district leaders.
Wenani says the consultative meetings are not meant for NRM members only but the entire population in Mbale.