Amama Mbabazi has turned down an invitation by the ruling party to attended their delegates conference.
The former Premier and NRM secretary general announced in a statement Friday afternoon that he won’t be part of the event to which he was invited by the deputy secretary general, Richard Todwong.
“I will not be attending the NRM delegates conference slated for October 30th,” he announced, adding, “Instead I will be focused on preparing for my nomination.”
Amama said his wife, Jacqueline, will also not be attending.
He said she is presently unwell and undergoing treatment in the United Kingdom.
“When I married my wife I made a promise that from that day forth, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health while we both live, I would give her full support.”
He went: “I am her primary helper and so I have taken some time away from campaign activities in order to give her the support she needs. My family and I expect her to make a full recovery soon.”
He thanked his family, friends and supporters for their prayers and sympathy.
“Please know that it means a lot to us at this time.”
He called upon supporters of Go Forward to remain patient and calm as his team prepares for the nomination.
“I am truly looking forward to launching the campaign, and engaging voters across the country.”