Don Wanyama, the newly promoted Senior Presidential Press Secretary, says no one can separate money and politics because the two go together.
Wanyama was Friday discussing the week’s major stories alongside NBS TV journalists; Sabiti Joseph and Solomon Serwanjja.
Don Wanyama started by praising deputy speaker Hon. Jacob Oulanyah who yesterday beat Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko in a parliament poll.
“Oulanyah didn’t simply have the NRM numbers but also holds a credible resume with more experience,” Don said.
He said there were also efforts to reconcile Oulanyah with speaker Rebecca Kadaga following the deputy’s decision to stand against her.
“Hon. Jacob Oulanyah is ready and willing to work under Rebecca Kadaga. He said it. There have been efforts to reconcile the two of them.”
Sabiti on the other hand was confident NRM agenda is going to run Parliament.
“That’s the symbolism behind Museveni handing instruments of power to Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah.”
He says whether Rebecca Kadaga or Jacob Oulanyah want to work together or not, it will not matter.
“They will have to. NRM is running the show.”
Defends Museveni money to MPs
Meanwhile, Don also lashed at those criticising the Shs5m President Museveni gave NRM MPs.
He described the criticism as an attempt to criminalise money in politics.
The president explained why he gave the NRM MPs Shs5m.
While addressing the house, the president said he was trying to rescue his NRM members because he knows the problems they go through.
“World over, parties give members money. Politics and money are inseparable,” Don argued.
The president dismissed those labelling the act as corrupt saying it was an extension of a helping hand.