The opposition has labelled Amama Mbabazi, a political messiah, passing off President Yoweri Museveni as an expired product.
“2016 is for Amama Mbabazi. We need change,” Jeema president, Asuman Basalirwa, said yesterday at Nakivubo stadium.
“The man [Museveni] has been in power for 30 years but when he went for nomination, he was advertised like an expired product,” Basalirwa suggested.
The Jeema president further wondered how one can be in power for 30 years but when he goes for nomination, they announce him like comedian Vicks Kingo.
Kingo actually was among those who picked nomination forms to run for president, but as usual, was only playing his comics.
Basalirwa says Museveni was advertised at Namboole like an “expired beverage”.
Speaking at the same event, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the DP member and EALA legislator, claimed that Mbabazi “can even know what Museveni will have for dinner”.
Mbidde said if there is hope for change, it will be brought by Amama because he knows the workings of NRM inside out.
Mathias Mpuuga, the Masaka municipality MP, said Amama was the “political messiah” that Uganda has been waiting for.
A messiah is a kind of saviour [Jesus was the messiah].
Alluding to this, Mbidde said even FDC’s Kizza Besigye needs the touch of the messiah [Mbabazi] for redemption because he has lost support.
Mbidde also said they have found medicine to cure police of its habit of beating people.
Former UPC president, Olara Otunnu, said Mbabazi was the future while Museveni was in the past.
“Forget Museveni. He is the past. Mbabazi and his team are the future,” Otunnu said.
Medard Segoona said President Museveni has “so far eaten the share of his grandfather, that of his father, his own and is now eaten the share of his grandchildren.”
Segoona said 6 million Ugandans didn’t vote in 2011 urging supporters to go vote and even guard their vote.
“Mbabazi beat Museveni 2-1 by getting nominated at Namboole,” Segoona said.