President Yoweri Museveni has said he will meet the former Prime Minister and now presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi, over reactionary methods he has used to declare his candidacy.
The President issued a statement on his return from South Africa where he was attending the African Union Summit.
The president starts by reminding the nation about forged documents authored and distributed by some people on social media.
“We are due to have that meeting in the next hour or so,” he said.
He said he decided to invite Amama and Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, at 6pm today “since the name of Amama Mbabazi my young brother has been featuring”.
He said while en route South Africa for the AU summit, he was informed that Mbabazi put on social media some other story.
“Those are his decisions, I have nothing to do with those. Our method of work does not involve that type of conduct,” Museveni clarified.
He said neither the NRM party nor EC has announced elections hence “it is not proper for Mbabazi to waste your time in premature electioneering”.
“More importantly is the substance of what Mbabazi said. Talked of working for everybody. That is what NRM has be doing,” the president continued.
“I salute Mbabazi, he could not escape some facts like increased prosperity, peace and respect.”
Museveni however saluted Amama for commenting on restoring NRM and democratic principles.
The president, however, was bitter with Mbabazi for saying “the country is tired…nursing a tired nation,” saying he (Amama) has been at the centre of the system.
He said Amama has been in security, parliament, Secretary General of the party, Prime Minister charged with monitoring and supervision.
The president said the weaknesses which he has always criticized include; school charges, corruption and lack of supervision.
He said with the right people like Jennifer Musisi and Allen Kagina, KCCA and URA and now UNRA are performing well.
“Monitoring government systems is the job of Prime Minister. PM, SG, Security those positions one could use to monitor and rectify wrongs.”
He hinted at Amama using scholastic materials like mathematics sets saying if a set is at Shs 3500 and there are 4 million children, that would cost about Shs 4bn yet the education sector has been allocated Shs 2.3tn in the new budget.
Museveni said if there is anybody who can be questioned about weaknesses in his government, Mbabazi should answer.
“Am going to meet Mbabazi to talk about reactionary methods that have been used, of seditious documents circulating, of false stories being told. Regarding Mbabazi statement, that is easy to answer.”
“Mbabazi owes you an explanation why he didn’t do that as Prime Minister and provide those sets.”
“We have achieved a lot. We could have done more. When we get good cadres, we get excellent results,” he concluded.