We are receiving disturbing news from Bugolobi indicating that military police is holding NRM Poor Youth on “gunpoint” to denounce Amama Mbabazi.
The development is reportedly emerging from Silver Springs hotel in Bugolobi which has been cordoned off by military police.
It earlier emerged that the youth were holding a press conference to denounce Mbabazi who they accuse of not fulfilling the promises he made to them.
We talked to Adam Luzindana, the chairperson of NRM Poor Youth, who told us a totally different story.
Luzindana told us that military police commanded by President Yoweri Museveni’s personal Assistant, Molly Kamukama, connived with police to parade some members of NRM Poor Youth Forum Kampala Chapter to force them to denounce Mbabazi in a press conference.
“Our members have refused to say anything but police has sieged the hotel,” he said.
Luzindana said at the moment no one is allowed in and out.
“Our members are on gun point to denounce Mbabazi”.
He said NRM Poor Youth Forum was founded to mobilise the poor and marginalised youth of Uganda to oppose the dictatorship of President Museveni and his “henchmen”.
“The NRM Poor Youth Forum is fully committed to its cause and we are hopeful that our presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi is the next president of Uganda 2016,” Luzindana clarified.
He said all their structures across the country were still intact and committed to the cause.
Luzindana also talked to us about a letter to the party leadership denouncing Mbabazi by youth headed by Richard Kiryekyankuba and Vincent Kaggwa.
“I have heard of it [letter] today. I founded the Poor Youth and I am the supreme leader…we are for Mbabazi,” Luzindana told us saying those denouncing Amama belong to another group patched for that purpose.
Luzindana further told us that government officials have been sending the youth messages on phone calling them for a wealth creation conference.
“When our youth got to Bugolobi (ready for the conference), Museveni’s assistant Molly brought out a written document asking them to stand in front of the camera and denounce Amama. They refused.”