Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor, has expressed shock at the defection of Christopher Kibazanga from FDC to the ruling party.
Kibazanga was seen in State House Entebbe taking an oath of allegiance to President Yoweri Museveni and NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba.
“Whatever could have motivated my brother and colleague in the 8th Parliament, Christopher Kibazanga, to quit FDC and jump onto the NRM sinking ship heavens knows,” Lukwago remarked.
He said although Kibazanga had chosen to join the “enemy”, the struggle against the regime “continues”.
Critic Charles Rwomushana says he Kibazanga and drew him scenarios that turned out accurate in the Rwenzori region massacres.
“Those who may not be familiar with the goings on the Rwenzori region villages were decimated and mass graves continue to be exhumed for study and investigations.”
Rwomushana says other cultural leaders under the leadership of Kibazanga’s brother are undergoing trial for having lost their relatives in the said massacres.
“It’s not surprising therefore that the Mr Kibazanga’s media parade comes on the heels of FDC grand meeting.”
Rwomushana says it has been a long old method of NRA to subdue opponents and dissenter through outright use of brute force and violence and or destruction of the dissenters’ economic base.
“The focus of the struggle should rather be to liberate the likes of Kibanzangas for we regard them as prisoners of war.”
Meanwhile, Lukwago was equally perplexed by the promotion and retirement of Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.
“Still baffled by president Museveni’s surreal decision to promote Tumukunde to the rank of Lt. General and shortly thereafter retire him from the Army, yet a score of his contemporaries like Gen. David Sejusa are being treated as prisoners of conscience. Would anyone help me unravel this myth?” Lukwago wondered.