How Mbabazi was Removed from CEC

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The donations were in fulfilment of the various pledges that the President made to the beneficiaries.

The President handed over Mitsubishi cars to eleven District Khadis of Iganga, Ntungamo, Kamuli, Masindi, Tororo and Kanungu. Other district Khadis were from Nebbi, Hoima, Bushenyi, Sebei and Mayuge.

Mr. Museveni also handed over a Land Cruiser Ambulance to Ngora Hospital which is in Kumi district.

He gave the traditional healers of Kyaggwe a 7-ton Tata lorry, while Namawojolo Market which is situated along the Kampala – Jinja Highway, Rwenshonzi Farmers and Lwengo Village Cooperative, were each given a Fuso lorry. Ndinzi Group from Isingiro district in South Western Uganda, received a pick up vehicle.

Donations of a tractor each went to Rakai-based Catholic religious congregation of Kiteredde Banakaroli Brothers; Hon. Kasolo Kyeyune; Member of Parliament of Buhaguzi in Hoima district, Hon. Junjula; Nakole Farmers and Kaabong Youth. Recipients of vehicles included Ms. Gwanga Namirembe; Mr. Kashenya Yokana; Namwandu Bakari; Ms. Rebecca; Elizabeth Muloki and Gabula family.

A Pajero car each went to the King of Nebbi; Rt. Rev. Edward Baharagate, Bishop Emeritus of Hoima Diocese and Mutesa 1 University.
Fresh details have emerged on how former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi was kicked out of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the party he and President Museveni founded about 40 years ago.


On the morning of January 8, abortion http://concasol.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php 2014, viagra 60mg http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-includes/ms-load.php the National Executive Committee held a special sitting at State House Entebbe to approve names of those appointed by President Museveni to the membership of the CEC – which is the second highest ranking organ of the party after the National Delegates’ Conference.

Mbabazi was among nominees for election to membership of CEC.

These included Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, http://codigoweb.co/wp-includes/template.php Amama Mbabazi, Amelia Kyambadde, Dorothy Hyuha, Singh Katongole, Sekamatte and a one Crispus Kiyonga.

These were members who lost CEC seats on account of NRM Constitutional amendments of December 15 were nominated and presented to NEC for election to avoid allegations of injustice.

As soon as the voting started, Mbabazi was rejected. Other members were unanimously endorsed.

There was some resistance on Dr Tanga Odoi for the position of chairman Electoral Commission, with many questioning his background that saw government nearly lose grip on the affairs of Makerere University where he championed efforts to raise salaries for staff members.

After some consultations, Odoi was also approved alongside Justine Lumumba as Secretary General with her deputy Richard Todwong.

Treasurer Rose Namayanja and her deputy Dr Omona got a green light from delegates as well as Jane Alisemera Babiiha and John Arimpa Kigyagi as Electoral Commission members.

While Mbabazi thought that he was popular among the delegates, he would later face a shock of his life when members, one after the other, accused him of forming cliques and facilitating the political downfall of so many NRM leaders.

He was further blamed for the divisions in the party and clandestinely conspiring to remove Museveni from office in the 2016 elections.

A source said Museveni did not want the hostility against Mbabazi to escalate thus holding a separate meeting with CEC members who said the ballot should determine the former Prime Minister’s fate.

Some delegates had quietly expressed discomfort that Mbabazi was being imposed on NRM yet “he is the man already fighting us in court.”

A court petition by a supporter of the former premier seeking to block the implementation of NRM constitutional amendments was thrown out of the Constitutional Court on Thursday afternoon.

Chimpreports understands that the controversial and popular Constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafiire had already talked to several delegates’ to support his appointment to CEC.

Otafiire is admired in NRM for speaking his mind without fear. He is one of the few leaders who can criticise Museveni in the media and in public places without fear of being sacked.

He once said he would “cause problems” once dropped from cabinet.

Having failed to scoop the position of Secretary General in 2010, Kahinda condemned what he described as “massive rigging” of the elections at the hands of Mbabazi and his adherents.

So, when Kahinda’s name was mentioned as among Museveni’s nominees for CEC, majority of NEC members saw an opportunity to crack the whip on Mbabazi.

“Otafiire’ s name got delegates dancing on tables. The excitement was huge,” said Linda Nabusayi, the president’s Deputy Spokesperson.

It was a matter of time for Kahinda to rise to CEC with a vote count of 508 out of the 600 delegates who attended the meeting.

Mbabazi managed only 111 votes. In short, of the 13 contestants for the five positions in CEC, Mbabazi came 7th.


Andrew Mwenda, a controversial political analyst and journalist, said, “Mbabazi’s strength was based on perception that he is close to President Museveni.”

But after the fallout, Mbabazi lost all the goodwill of Museveni’s supporters.

Mwenda revealed that President Museveni has been extending an olive branch to Hon. Mbabazi and that he wished the former SG would return to CEC only for his yearning to be defeated by the delegates’ ballot.

The removal of Mbabazi from NEC leaves him as a mere NRM MP for Kanungu District. He will no longer attend high profile party meetings apart from the NRM parliamentary caucus as an MP.

Observers say Mbabazi’s by insisting on contesting for top party positions even when the NRM was described as “fascist” by his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi, the former SG intends to ride on a sympathy vote to put up a stiff challenge against Museveni for the position of president in 2016.

Mbabazi, however, denies plans to contest in the 2016 polls.

How NRM delegates voted for CEC members

  1. Hon. Otafiire 508
  2. Hon. Rugunda 480
  3. Hon.Oleru Huda 399
  4. Hon. Kiyonga 367
  5. Mrs Hyuha 283


  1. Hon. Amelia Kyambadde 274
  2. Mr. Singh Parminder Katongole 221
  3. Hon. Amama Mbabazi 111
  4. Mr.Ngoma Ngime 86
  5. Mr. Samson Ilukol 85
  6. Prof. Rugumayo 80
  7. Mr. Haruna Sebbi 57
  8. Mr. Michael Sekamatte 37
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