Museveni: I sacked Mbabazi over Muhoozi


A photo montage of President Museveni and his son Muhoozi.

President Yoweri Museveni has finally revealed that he sacked Amama Mbabazi from the office of Prime Minister last year for “spreading lies about the first son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba”.

Brig Muhoozi is currently the head of the Special Forces Command, which guards the President.

The Muhoozi project was publicised by former coordinator of Intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa, in 2013.

Sejusa wrote a letter to the Director General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO) calling for an investigation into allegations that certain individuals opposed to an alleged Muhoozi project had been targeted for assassination.

Museveni now blames Mbabazi for the leaking of the alleged project.

In September 2014, Museveni in an interview with the BBC said: “I never sacked Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi. I simply reorganized my Government.”

While addressing press at State House Entebbe on Wednesday, Museveni told journalists, “it’s true I sacked him…I dismissed him for wasting our time and promoting enkwe [cliques] in our party [NRM].”

Museveni said he also fired Mbabazi for telling lies of how he [the President] was preparing to install his son, Muhoozi as the next president.

“I sacked Mbabazi because he went around the country saying I was preparing my son, Brig Muhoozi, to become president.”

Museveni said his son has never even stood for LC1 and the Constitution is very clear on how one can be elected president.

The president further accused Mbabazi of failing to do his work.

“He was just wasting our time. He wasn’t doing his work as a Prime Minister.”

He said Amama was further dropped as Secretary General of the ruling party because fuelling intrigue among members.

The president faults Amama who is running against him in the 2016 general elections for failing the NRM Secretariat and causing the party a lot of internal divisions.

He said unless Ugandans are mad, there is no reason why they should support someone like Mbabazi.

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