FDC Women League leader, Ingrid Turinawe, doesn’t have kind words for former minister and NRM historical, Nuwe Amanya Mushega.
The scathing attack follows an interview Mushega gave to The Observer in which he belittles former FDC president, Kizza Besigye.
Here is part of what Mushega told Observer:
I will give you an example of FDC, where one of the leaders (Besigye) said, and it’s on record, that “I will not run again, I am going to organise civil society.
As long as President Museveni is a president, I will not run, as long as Kiggundu is still organising [an election] I will not run, as long as these electoral reforms are not done, I will not run.” then suddenly, you are running.
You step down as a leader, but you continue not to cooperate with your colleague [Muntu] who has taken over.
Actually, you begin organizing parallel structures.
To me, those [things] will not contribute to build harmony.
If I stopped being a secretary general, I will continue supporting any person who takes over from me.
If I stop being a minister of education, any minister who seeks advise, I will give them honest advise whether NRM or DP…
So these fights are part and parcel of a fracturing society of dishonesty in the land and we need to address it.
Of course we know the impact of a fight in opposition is not as bad as a fight in the ruling party.
Ingrid fires back
One of the most hurt by the remarks was Ingrid aka FDC iron lady.
“Hon Mushega (with due respect) observer newspaper interview and attacks on KB remind me of the time when KB was in luzira prison before the 2006 elections.”
She continues: “We were organising to nominate him in absentia, FDC members from all over the country had fully signed and submitted required signatures for nomination.”
She says herself and others were shocked when Mushega and his group circulated other forms to be signed, claiming they were not ready to nominate a prisoner.
According to her, Mushega’s group was fronting Gen. Mugisha Muntu a matter that would have left Dr. Besigye to rot in prison.
Don’t joke with FDC members; people refused to sign, and in most districts, these forms were torn into pieces while others were burnt, she reveals.
“I am trying to write all this history in a book that I will release soon,” she promised to expose more Mushega political manoeuvres and secrets.
Besigye on his part described Mushega’s comments as ridiculous and downplayed claims that he is supergluing on the desire for presidency after announcing he would not stand again.
Mushega, 69, is a historical member of the National Resistance Movement who fell out with President Museveni in 2005.
He became vice-president of the Forum for Democratic Change, and later secretary general of the East African Community.
Mushega is now a member of The Democratic Alliance (TDA)’s Summit, the top organ expected to decide a joint presidential candidate for the 2016 elections.