Despite the “go and hang” advice, critics are not yet done with former Vice President, Gilbert Bukenya’s political prostitution.
Appearing on NBS TV last week, Hon Medard Segona, said Bukenya was merely a member of The Democratic Alliance summit and his absence won’t lead to a vacuum.
“The only secret in TDA is that we want to remove Museveni. That’s the only secret that Bukenya will take to NRM.”
Segona cited a case in which President Yoweri Museveni promised to not send him [Bukenya] to jail but 3 days later, Bukenya found himself in jail.
“Bukenya knelt before Museveni and pleaded with him to not send him to prison.”
Segona says in his entire life, he has never seen a grown man cry the way Bukenya did.
“Although few are punished, the fear of being punished affects all”.
He said people fear Museveni punishing them.
“Museveni can’t reward those with principles since he has none himself,” Segona noted.
Makerere University Prof Mwambutsya Ndebesa, speaking on the same Morning Breeze show, said Museveni should start rewarding those with principles.
“Museveni has punished those with principles e.g Sarah Kiyingi and Bidandi Ssali. He only rewards political opportunists,” the professor noted.
He said probably Bukenya wanted another Katomi [hotel] and that is why he moved back to the ruling NRM party.
Segona, meanwhile, said they accepted Bukenya into TDA because politics is a numbers game.
“I have no sympathy for such characters. A total disgrace.”
He quickly added: “I have no problem with Bukenya, I have a problem with his lack of principles.”
He said Bukenya was never a front runner for the TDA.