NRM Poor Youth Tuesday morning camped at former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s home in Kololo, Kampala to urge him run for President in the 2016 general elections.
The over 30 youth who were welcomed by Mbabazi’s wife, also the NRM Women League chairperson, Jacqueline Mbabazi, were donning yellow t-shirts with the words: “JPAM 2016” and chanting pro-Mbabazi slogans.
They handed the former NRM Secretary General a t-shirt with No. 10 on its back officially launching the “Mbabazi 10 campaign”.
The campaign aims at making Mbabazi a lead striker in the 2016 general elections.
Amama promised to organise another special meeting with these youth so that they can deliberate more on the matter.
He urged unity and team work among the youth as they work to build the nation.
“Through sports, we learn many things that reflect in our real lives,” he said.
He said that even for a team to win, the striker (himself in this case) needs other players.
“A striker doesn’t work alone. He needs midfielders, wingers, a goalkeeper and defenders. So, in whatever you do, ensure there is team work.”
Asked why the NRM party was not registering independent members, Amama said the party constitution was very clear.
“Whoever wishes to eliminate a member from the party should do so through the courts of law.”
Once again, he avoided the question of whether he will stand in 2016 or not.
It is the second time the same youth are asking him to stand in 2016 general elections.
Back in February, they even handed him a certificate of endorsement as their candidate.