Tamale: Museveni wanted Bukenya humbled



Presidential advisor on media, Tamale Mirundi, says the government of President Yoweri Museveni only sought to humble Prof Gilbert Bukenya.

Appearing on NBS TV on Tuesday, Tamale said the only thing government wanted to see, was Bukenya in the court docket, humbled.

He says this was achieved after the CHOGM scandal that saw Bukenya being incarcerated in Luzira prisons.

According to Tamale, when Bukenya had just been appointed Vice President, he got delusions of grandeur.

“He thought he would become president,” the president’s dog said.

He said for example the current Vice President, Edward Ssekandi, was a very intelligent person, more than Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister.

“It’s just that he [Ssekandi] holds no political ambitions.”

It was such ambition [for which Amama lost government positions] that saw Bukenya being dropped from cabinet.

He would later join opposition only to return home a week ago.

After his crossing, Bukenya he was declaring support for Museveni in 2016 because he is the most suitable candidate.

“Some people are claiming that I went to see a witchdoctor to get money. Those people are stupid,” Bukenya said.

He said Museveni addressed the issues of land and poverty in Buganda that The Democratic Alliance summit didn’t address.

Bukenya said when he asked each TDA summit member what they would do to fight poverty in Buganda, none convinced him.

“I pulled out of TDA presidential candidacy to give room to the others to contest,” he said.

The former VP confessed that the past five years have been stormy for him as he sought to unite Ugandans.

“That’s how I joined TDA.”

According to Mirundi, a powerful president can’t be succeeded by an equally powerful person.

Tamale also took a swipe on Mengo saying they don’t want the presidency but are only blackmailing the president.

“Mengo invited former Kenya Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, for the Kabaka anniversary celebrations in order to embarrass Museveni,” Tamale revealed.


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