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Exclusive: Inside Mbabazi’s Meeting With 44 NRM MPs

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed controversial Tycoon Caesar Augustus Mulenga, page http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/akismet/widget.php the self acclaimed King of the Mulenga Kingdom in South Western Uganda to head his special campaign team in the Kigezi region to fight former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

King Mulenga was appointed on the team a long with the Kabale LC 5 Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa.

The squad code-named 7D Task Force was appointed after a number of leaders from the Kigezi region held a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni on November 24th Gulu state lodge.

The meeting was attended by leaders from the Kigezi and Ankole region and they included among others, Benon Karyeija the Mitooma LC5 boss, Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba, Dr Francis Mwesigye Runumi, Fidelis Kanyamunyu, Abel Bizimana, Frank Byaruhanga and John Kamara.

Patrick Besigye the Kabale LC5 chairperson, who is the vice chairperson of the task force informed us that their work is to be launched in Kabale on 1st December 2015 at Kigezi College Butobere.

The task force is to cover the seven districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Mitooma, Ntungamo, Kisoro.

Keihwa, who was last weekend nominated unopposed for the Kabale LC5 boss seat for the second time says that they are determined to see that president Yoweri Museveni is re-elected as President.

He is also resolved to secure a land slide victory for the president in the Kigezi region where his challengers Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye and former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi all hail from.

Incumbent President Museveni is slated to camp in the Kigezi region during his presidential campaigns, beginning with Kisoro on December 30th.

From 2nd to 5th January he will be in Kabale and thereafter he will go to Kanungu on 6th January  and conclude in Rukungiri on January 7th 2016.
The former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who is standing for president on an Independent ticket has held talks with 44 Members of Parliament from the National Resistance Movement party who lost in the primary elections.

ChimpReports has learnt that the MPs led by West Budama constituency member Jacob Oboth Oboth who met at Parliament on Thursday and resolved to cross from the ruling party to Go Forward have indeed proceeded with their decision.

The legislators accused the NRM Electoral Commission under Dr. Tanga Odoi for conducting sham elections in which they ‘unfairly’ lost.

On Friday as the whole country was waiting for the arrival of His Holiness Pope Francis, page http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_other_options/module.nextgen_other_options.php the hard skinned politicians were plotting to seal the grand deal.

According to inside sources the 44 MPs converged at Mbabazi`s home in Kololo just a stone throw away from the Independence Grounds where the government and Catholic Church representatives were making arrangements for the Holy Father to meet children and youths.

The meeting chaired by Mbabazi himself who was few months ago their Secretary General before being ejected by the party constitutional amendments, check http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-shortcodes-endpoint.php sat from 10am to around 1pm.

The meeting we understand was made possible by the appearance of Mbabazi`s sister in law Hope Mwesigye who was sneaked by the Kitagwenda county MP, treatment http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/realurl/modfunc1/class.tx_realurl_modfunc1.php Nulu Byamukama into the Thursdays convention at Parliament.

This website has confirmed Byamukama has now defected and is the one mobilizing other disgruntled MPs mainly those who lost in the NRM primaries to defect to Go Forward.

In the meeting, a yet to be specified amount of money was offered to the unsuccessful legislators to facilitate their nomination to return in the race under the Go Forward umbrella.


The list of the MPs that met Amama Mbabazi at his House in Kololo

They however did not fully agree with Mbabazi according to those who attended the meeting but asked not be named.

“We met the Rt. Hon. (Mbabazi) but not everything was exhausted,” the source said without giving out much information.

Some of the prominent members among the 44 are Jacob Oboth-Oboth himself, his constituency neighbor Fox Odoi, Simon Mulongo who also stood for the National Vice Chairman for NRM Eastern region, Besasira Ignatius, Martin Dirto, Okeyo Peter, Nyakato Kyabanji (NRM Caucus Treasurer) among others.

When contacted on phone, Go Forward`s Hope Mwesigye said the meeting was “successful” and the 44 MPs are ready to “go forward”.

NRM Intervenes

ChimpReports has also learnt that immediately after 44 of its MPs met Mbabazi, the ruling party swung into action to contain the exodus the same day.

President Yoweri Museveni`s blue eyed girl, the state minister for Youth Affairs Evelyn Anite and the Deputy Government Chief Whip, Pater Ogwang immediately contacted Oboth-Oboth to convene his colleagues at Parliament for an “emergency” meeting.

The legislators did not disappoint but converged at the said venue at 5pm where a 5 hour meeting ensued.

In the meeting, Anite and Ogwang reportedly promised the MPs that they are going to be taken to meet President Museveni who is in a three days break from the tight campaign schedule for the Pope`s visit.

They were however first made to gentlemanly denounce Go Forward and return to NRM which the MPs agreed.

“We all agreed to abandon Mbabazi and return home (NRM). They have promised us a meeting with the president,” A source said.

The efforts to reach Anite and Ogwang on phone were futile as they didn’t pick our repeated phone calls.

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