President Yoweri Museveni has promised to handle his former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, as required before the campaign period ends.
Museveni was addressing the ruling party NRM’s National Executive Committee [NEC] meeting at Kololo in Kampala on Monday morning.
“If the man [Mbabazi] is a hypocrite, we shall get him,” Museveni promised.
The president quoted the bible saying: “we shall know them by their fruit.”
Museveni also faulted Mbabazi for killing the NRM Secretariat while still the SG.
“Amama Mbabazi did a lot of de-service at NRM headquarters,” Museveni told NEC.
Museveni’s remark came on the same day that Mbabazi’s lawyers, Fred Muwema and Michael Mabikke were addressing press on the impending arrest of their country.
The lawyers said Amama would be arrested and charged with murder, money laundering and spying.
They said the charges were trumped up and intended to interfere with his nomination as a presidential candidate tomorrow.
However, deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, trashed the allegation and dismissed it as mere speculation.
Mbabazi who decided to stand outside NRM will be nominated on the same day with his former boss and president.
While responding to a current trend of political nicknaming that has seen some people in the party being branded pro-Mbabazi.
“Branding people must stop…”these are Mbabazis people” must stop.”
He added: “I don’t want people to brand others and call them ‘Mbabazi people’. Everyone is NRM till declared otherwise.”
The president sounded the same warning while addressing the Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting yesterday at State House Entebbe.
As for the rumours that people are defecting to the former party secretary general’s Go Forward, Museveni said he was not moved.
“If Mbabazi is going to take away a good number of our people, let’s wait and see who goes and who remains,” he said.
“Those who want to go will go.”
He said if Amama is telling lies about the whole defection thing, still the ruling party will know.
The president also warned members against shouting that he sound “stay”.
“I don’t just want people to shout ‘mbeewo’. What message is it sending? First send a message to the people.”