The minister of presidency and Kampala city council Hon Frank Tumwebaze has come out to react to Amama Mbabazi’s letter to the president about presidential bid.
The letter that leaked to the news earlier today shows that Mbabazi wrote to the President two days before his presidential bid declaration.
In the letter, Mbabazi stresses points made in his initial declaration that his ambition aims at helping the NRM to meet the demands of a 21st century. “While we have done many great things, we now need to look not at the quantity but the quality of our product,” the letter reads.
Below is Tumwebaze’s reaction
I have seen and read Hon Amama Mbabazi’s letter to HE President Yoweri Museveni.
Below is my brief response to some of its contents that I feel deserve a comment or two;
“As said earlier mbabazi is free to vie for any office be it in NRM or elsewhere. But he contradicts himself a great deal on many issues.
For him to lambast other leaders in NRM and call them fortune seeking cadres, is very unfortunate of him. So does he want to say that all the Time he worked as the party’s chief mobilizer( party Secretary General) responsible among others for mentoring and recruiting cadres; he only mentored fortune seekers? If that is what he means, then it means he was the pioneer of that fortune seeking ideology. And in any case which cadres did he mentor?
He talks of a tired system and efficiency in government. So what makes the system “tired” and himself who was at the vanguard of steering that system in various roles, “fresh and new”?. If the system is tired, then he must be exhausted himself. So, is his legacy all about mentoring fortune seeking cadres and creating a tired system? Has he only realized all those alleged defects in the system after his involuntary exist? Am happy he is launching his bid with such shaky and contradictory arguments. It gives the NRM members an a opportunity to discern him with ease. I wish him well”
Frank Tumwebaze, MP
Minister in Charge of the Presidency and Kampala Capital City, Government of Uganda