Early this week, the Speaker of Parliament and Kamuli Woman MP, Rebecca Kadaga, lashed at the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, for allegedly sponsoring people to unseat her.
The charge was directed to Kadaga’s latest rival for the same seat, Deborah Mwesigwa Mugerwa, a former senior enforcement supervisor at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
“I am not happy with the Mbabazi group trying to manipulate politics in the Busoga region. I have documentation to prove this,” Kadaga told press.
“The Mbabazi group is acting in pure arrogance by interfering in Busoga politics,” she added.
Mugerwa, now Kamuli Woman MP Aspirant, appeared on NBS Morning Breeze Wednesday, where she expressed disappointment in Kadaga.
“Kadaga should be mature enough to handle competition,” she stated.
Asked whether she [Mugerwa] considers herself a threat to Kadaga, she said: “I didn’t know standing against Rebecca Kadaga would cause such a public reaction.”
Mugerwa observed that she didn’t come to politics to make money, but rather to serve the peasants.
Mugerwa was also asked whether she is ready to reconcile with Kadaga and whether she has any relation with Mbabazi who the speaker claims is sponsoring her opponents.
“We are all NRM members and are ready for any hurdles that will come our way,” Mugerwa pointed out.
She continued, this time furious: “I am angered by the allegations that I have been meeting Amama Mbabazi.”
Mugerwa insisted that this was her initiate aroused by the poor peasants she thinks have been misrepresented cutting off any links with Kadaga’s “worst enemy” and former NRM Secretary General.
“Kadaga should play mature politics and avoid using cheap popularity,” she advised.
Kadaga, on the other hand, expected to be the NRM’s sole candidate for the district woman MP seat in 2016 elections.
Mugerwa who claims to have come with new ideas, thinks otherwise.