Former spy chief, David Pulkol, says Amama Mbabazi has so far scored a hattrick [three goals in football language] against the Uganda police force.
The former External Security Organisation chief was addressing supporters at Nile Village Hotel Jinja where Mbabazi at last was allowed to meet his coordinators.
“Whether during the day or during night, we shall consult with Amama Mbabazi,” Pulkol promised.
“Amama Mbabazi has scored a hattrick. From Mbale, Kapchorwa, Soroti…now he added a fourth today in Jinja.”
Police earlier tried to prevent Mbabazi from accessing any two hotels for the meeting until later in the evening.
Police trucks are still parked outside Nile village hotel “with expired teargas” as Mbabazi meets coordinators.
Speaking shortly to his supporters outside the hotel, Amama said this was not only time for peaceful transition but also a time to pass power from one generation to another.
Saying 30 years of rule was enough, Amama thanked his organizers for their perseverance clarifying that: “the fact that we are here [Jinja] today and we are meeting is a victory”.
“So we deserve this in Uganda like our neighbors Kenya and Tanzania we need peaceful transition of power.”
Amama said he could have remained Prime Minister and even gone higher but now that he left government and is struggling with tear gas.
“I came into this struggle with no experience so I don’t want you young people to come fighting like I did.”