Iganga- The Iganga District vice chairperson, Mr Ezra Gabula, has declared his support for former prime minister Amama Mbabazi, saying President Museveni has lost track and is no longer focused enough to lead the country.
Mr Gabula, who claims to have been a fanatical supporter of Mr Museveni and an NRM mobiliser in the district, declared his stand on Tuesday moments after Mr Mbabazi was nominated as a presidential candidate.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, Mr Gabula, who recently lost his bid to become the NRM’s flag bearer for the Kigulu North parliamentary seat, said while the party’s primaries were marred by irregularities, Mr Museveni had remained unbothered yet he had earlier assured NRM supporters of a free and fair election exercise.
The inaction by the party chairman, Mr Gabula said, was testimony that he is now serving his own interests.
“I have dealt with President Museveni and Mr Mbabazi but the President just plays on people’s intelligence to consolidate leadership unlike Mr Mbabazi, who is straight forward and practical,” he said.
Mr Gabula also accused his party of lacking in transparency and accountability. “I am ready to traverse the country for Mbabazi and this is the time for people to wake up. We are ready to die in this head-on-collision,” he said.
However, recently, Mr Rogers Mulindwa, the communications officer at the NRM Secretariat, blamed the chaos on “Opposition moles,” whom he said could have permeated the NRM party, with ill intentions to confuse the process.