NRM youth group formerly allied to Amama Mbabazi has crossed from the Go Forward camp to join President Yoweri Museveni’s camp.
The National Executive Committee and Regional Coordinators of Sauti Ya Vijana youth group said in a release that they had decided to join President Museveni as a “revision” of their positions in regards to forthcoming national elections.
We could not reach Peter Mukiibi, the Director Information Sauti Ya Vijana youth group, as he his known phone number was unavailable.
However, Mukiibi, in a statement said they have held a series of consented regional meetings, consultations and guidance from all stakeholders regarding the matter.
“We declare our consented support for the NRM candidate Gen Yoweri K Museveni for 2016 presidency.”
Mukiibi says they have also withdrawn a petition to the UN Security Council for military support against a backdrop of the possibility of specious results of the 2016 elections.
He said they have agreed to denounce their support for Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi and his Go forward pressure group because “we are convinced that Gen. Museveni will offer Ugandans both the transformational and transitional leadership necessary at the time”.
“We from Now henceforth join the NRM mobilizers to nationally canvass for votes for the president of Uganda.”
Mukiibi says after a 3 weeks’ feasibility study (across the country) on the possibility of vote rigging, the group expresses confidence in the Independent Electoral commission to deliver a free and fair election in February 2016.
“In our view a military struggle (war) will be unnecessary rather peaceful resolutions to any eventuality or uncertainty.”
“Leaving nothing to chance we have set up Sauti Ya Vijana election observation team. (SYVEOT) This team will monitor and observe the elections across the country. Consequently our findings will be translated into a report that will be published and distributed to government, International human rights organizations and all stakeholders.”
Mukiibi says they joined go forward with the confidence that it was the epitome of their aspirations as a transitional generation.
“However we have been dumfounded with the reality that ‘go forward ‘ is simply rhetoric with NO transparency, farsightedness, ego-centricism and smuggery fiefdom. “
Mukiibi insists Go forward has already failed.
“It’s a treacherous movement with self-centered individuals with cryptic intentions. We fear that these intentions are not in national interest and will only draw Uganda to Its perilous past.”