Opposition should grab the Rubaramira moment to redeem selves
Posted Tuesday, October 29 2013 at 02:00
Last week, Major Rubaramira Ruranga who until then was a prominent figure, promoter, founding member and supporter in Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) declared his defection to the ruling NRM political party.
As it has always been with noteworthy defectors like Uganda Peoples Congress Aggrey Awori and Henry Mayiga, Rubaramira did it after meeting President Museveni. Be it as it may, defectors have reasons for their actions, but what is ridiculous in Rubaramira’s case, is the reason he gave.
“ I have decided to work with Museveni because it is only NRM party that can fight HIV /Aids”!! Allow me to inform the Major that during campaigns of 2001, Museveni urged voters not to vote Dr. Besigye simply because he, according to Museveni, was suffering from Aids and thus was not fit to take up the mantle of presidency!
World over in the relentless fight against Aids, the biggest vice that is fought from all angles is stigmatisation , now that your new found icon is on record for having said that, how can we take your reasoning that he is the only person who can fight Aids?
History is the best teacher; Major you are on record for having said in 2005, that Museveni is egoistic, a liar and a sadist. What an irony? What any sane person can decipher from your move is that you are such an unprincipled person, and an opportunist seeking monetary gains.
Chris M Kato,