Go Forward candidate, Amama Mbabazi, says Uganda’s oil cannot be personalised by President Yoweri Museveni because it doesn’t belong to him.
Mbabazi made the remarks on Thursday while traversing Mityana and Mubende districts.
“Oil should not be personalised,” Mbabazi told the crowd, adding, “it is for all Ugandans and we must benefit from it.”
Not long ago, Mbabazi said he personally never saw oil sharing agreements as the matter was handled personally by the president.
Museveni too denied knowledge of oil contracts saying everything was handled by cabinet.
During the January 15, 2016 presidential live TV debate held at Serena hotel in Kampala, Mbabazi said Museveni did not allow cabinet to even sniff the oil contracts.
Museveni on the other hand maintained that Mbabazi who was then Prime Minister and leader of government business knew about the contracts.
Peace or anarchy?
While diluting Museveni’s one-man show, Mbabazi said he is ready to protect the president as well as the country after the incumbent has lost 2016 elections.
He dismissed the claim that the country would revert to chaos if Museveni was defeated.
“Uganda cannot return to turmoil. Uganda’s peace and stability is not dependent on one person.”
Mbabazi said many have sacrificed lives and resources for this country and all credit should not be given to one person.
Mbabazi also visited the monument of the freedom fighters that gave their lives for the peace and stability of Uganda.
The monument is in Kikandwa Subcounty, Mityana (formerly in Mubende).
Between 1981-1988 brave men and women perished in the fight against injustice, oppression, murder, humiliation and an army that was an enemy of the people.
“After the monument we forgot the families and those that survived the battles against all these evils. This should not be,” Mbabazi said.
He pledged that to do what he can to ensure that pensions are paid to the families.
“Those that fought and are still living deserve their pensions. This will help them meet basic expenditures that they cannot otherwise meet.”