23 December 2012

Uganda: Wolokoso - Besigye Fence-Sitting for 2016?

The acrimony and bickering over the recent FDC presidential election persists.

Losing candidate Nathan Nandala-Mafabi has failed to reconcile with the recently- elected Mugisha Muntu. And some observers now believe former FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye is keeping on the fence to gain leverage in the contest for the FDC flagbearer race.

With more cracks likely to emerge in the armoury of the largest opposition party, Besigye could return as the unifier and, for the fourth time, contest against President Museveni..

Heads could roll over Nebanda debacle in Police:

In the wake of the amateurish handling of the probe into the death of the youthful Butaleja Woman MP, Cerinah Nebanda, we have been told that President Museveni may not spare a senior police officer whose conduct left a lot to be desired.

This incident happened at the time colleagues of this officer had written a couple of dossiers discrediting him. Sources have revealed that Museveni is angry and a head is on the chopping block over the incident, which has left a trail of negative publicity and public uproar.

The spokesman, his boss, and women:

An aide to a senior politician in Kampala recently found himself in a very tight spot. Appearing on a local FM station, the aide postulated that for any man to be a real man, he must have more than one woman. Trouble is that the senior politician is known to be fiercely monogamous.

So, the moderator, a humorous man, put the aide on the spot: "Eh, how about your boss? Does he have two, or you mean to say he is a kasajjasajja?"

The aide had two options: either to tell the country that his boss was polygamous, or to remain true to his theory and declare his boss a half-man.

"Aahm, err, aahm... what I know is that he is real man," the aide said as he broke into a sweat!

Kaginda urges Mafabi to reconcile:

Rukungiri Municipality MP Ronald Kaginda is amongst those on the Nandala-Mafabi campaign team who have accepted an olive-branch from FDC leader Mugisha Muntu. At the end of the toxic campaigns, Muntu urged the losing side to make peace; but key Mafabi strategists, like the garrulous Maj Rubaramira Ruranga and Jack Sabiiti, have vowed not to work with Muntu unless certain conditions are fulfilled.

However, Kaginda has made a passionate plea to his boss, Mafabi, to make amends and work to strengthen the party. The others who have accepted to work for the unity of the party include Kyadondo East MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.

Muntu disbands team:

The FDC party leader, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, on Saturday held a low-key function in Kampala, where he disbanded his campaign team. Muntu once again preached the mantra of peace, reconciliation and unity at the time some fervent supporters of Nandala-Mafabi are beginning to embrace his leadership.

Muntu said it was not a time to merry-make but to work hard and deliver Ugandans from the bondage of tyranny. He said the future is bright.

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