Lango youth have handed to Amama Mbabazi t-shirts procured by Aruu county MP, Odonga Otto, for an anti-Amama demonstration in Gulu town in June.
Otto told Uganda Radio Network that he regrets the demonstration where youths held a mock funeral for the former Prime Minister.
The demonstration dubbed “One Million Youth” saw youth march through Gulu town escorted by crime preventers and police to denounce Mbabazi.
Otto used the event to accuse Mbabazi of stealing the Shs5bn Peace Recovery and Development Program-PRDP funds meant for rebuilding the war ravaged Northern Uganda.
Vowing not to allow Amama step in Gulu town, the youth carried an effigy of Mbabazi placed in a coffin and conducted a mock funeral.
URN quotes Otto saying he regretted the incident.
At his Lira rally Wednesday, Lango youth handed Amama the anti-JPAM t-shirts Otto gave them back in June as a sign of their good faith.
The youth who accused Otto of conspiring with NRM to frustrate Mbabazi, also presided over the burning of the anti-JPAM t-shirts.
Mbabazi takes on Otto
Addressing press before leaving Gulu town for Lira today, Mbabazi lashed at Otto for sustaining a media campaign accusing him of embezzlement.
“There is this nonsense in the media by Odonga Otto that I stole money to buy a car with PRDP funds,” Amama told press.
“I never bought any vehicles as claimed by I think Odonga Otto. It is not my responsibility.”
Amama said if he [Odonga Otto] understands how public procurement is done, he would know that the Prime Minister doesn’t handle funds.
“It’s nonsense by Odonga Otto that bought an armoured vehicle. That Benz was not armoured.”
“Who was in charge of stealing? Was I in charge of stealing? No. I oppose corruption and stealing,” Mbabazi emphasised saying the Attorney General’s report is clear on who had questions to answer.