President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that that he fell out with Amama Mbabazi after the former Prime Minister gave out money to his opponents.
Speaking in Kitgum District on his campaign trail on Tuesday, Mr Museveni said in 2016, he landed on a plot where Mbabazi gave money to some NRM leaders.
“If you want to lead people for a long time, never eat when they (followers) have not eaten. My experience is that if you eat alone, it is very risky. I managed to destroy Mbabazi in 2016 that way. He went and gave money to some leaders and I got the information,” the President told the NRM youth leaders.
“I went and told their followers that these people have gotten money and are eating it alone. That was the end of Mbabazi. Be careful on that line. The correct way is you to be part of your people,” he added.
The NRM presidential candidate was responding to requests by the youth leaders that he gives each of them at least Shs5 million to enable them start income generating projects.
But Museveni told the youths that even if the money to give out to each of the youth leader, it would be a crime doing it during election time, saying it would be considered as voter bribery.
“Now that we are in election period, even if I was to give you the money, it would actually be a big problem because they would take it as a bribe. I know the opposition are doing that but they will destroy themselves. You just wait. You will see what will happen to them.”