NRM ‘rebel’ MPs mull joining Gen. Muntu’s New Formation

Former FDC president Gen Mugisha Muntu. File photo

Several ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs that have been labeled rebels are considering joining the New Formation of Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Manjiya County MP, John Baptist Nambeshe has revealed.

Addressing the media at Parliament on Monday morning, Nambeshe noted that ever since the age limit debate, all the NRM legislators that opposed the party decision have been isolated from the party caucus and related activities.

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Nambeshe was responding to media concerns as to whether he was invited for the NRM caucus meeting summoned by President Museveni at State House Entebbe, to among others debate the Mobile Money tax reports.

“I couldn’t have been invited to the NRM caucus having been ejected forcefully by the Chairperson of the party (President Museveni) at the time when he was aggressively championing the removal of presidential age limits from the constitution,” Nambeshe said.

“I was ejected and since then, those of us who were ejected are never invited to attend those meetings and as a disciplined party member, I cannot get-crush those meetings,” he added.
Nambeshe said caucus members are always ready to be hired as mercenaries to dance to the tune of the one they want the tax to be passed.

Nambeshe explained that people should not misunderstand his identification with Gen. Muntu last week.

“We are only waiting for the right time and people should not misunderstand me when they see me identifying with Gen. Mugisha Muntu in his New Formation. I was there to ensure that we are also moving from where we have been isolated as NRM members so that we move from isolation to cooperation,” Nambehse said.

“You will see me cooperating with People Power of Robert Kyagulanyi, I will be cooperating with Muntu, with the likes of Mao,” he added.

Nambeshe, however, declined cooperation with the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC), noting that the opposition party is already in bed with the ruling party.

“UPC is already NRM, because even the wife of the party president was the one confusing us here over the Mobile Money Bill and she has so many charges of misappropriating funds and also looting every piece of land she finds in Kampala,” Nambeshe said.

A number of NRM MPs have since been labeled rebels for always standing against the party decision, these include; Barnabas Tinkasimire of Buyaga County, Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga county), Monica Amoding (Kumi District Woman MP), Mbwatekamwa Gafa (Kasambya County MP) and Patrick Nsamba (Kasanda North MP), among others.

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