Mbabazi Is Welcome To Join FDC- Okumu

Aswa County legislator Reagan Okumu, has said former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is welcomed to join the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change despite past mistakes he made while serving the National Resistance Movement government.

Aswa County legislator Reagan Okumu
Aswa County legislator Reagan Okumu

Addressing the Press at his office in Gulu on Wednesday, the FDC coordinator for mobilisation and campaign in Northern Uganda, absolved Mbabazi of corruption scandals tagged against his name, arguing that he might have committed the act on the orders of the party chairman. Also due to pressures from within h the NRM party.

Okumu likened Mbabazi to the Biblical prodigal son, who has used most of his finances and has to decide on whether to “come back home.”

President Yoweri Museveni, also the NRM party chairman fired Mbabazi a month ago, following allegations that he was secretly using party structures to advance his presidential ambition and would eventually oust Museveni. Mbabazi vehemently denies the accusation.

Ex Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi
Ex Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi

He was last week boxed into forced leave by the party’s second top highest organ, Central Executive committee. His leave ends December 31, 2014.

The FDC party is largely formed of politicians who felt out with the current regime. Its President, Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu is one of Museveni’s longest serving army commander, while its former chairman Kizza Besigye, was Museveni personal physician, but also served in various ministerial position before he fell out with the system in 2000.

7 thoughts on “Mbabazi Is Welcome To Join FDC- Okumu

  1. Is this Christmas invitation or a joke. Politics is about ideology and that inner person how u see or choose to go about things. NRM has one man who makes decision so isit what FDC want?

  2. Dont forget that Mbabazi is dying to be a president, he is not ready to join parties that will treat him as an alien. Atleast he should be made president of former prime ministers

  3. Fall sick in NRM, burial and last political rites in FDC! If I were politician, one move I would NEVER take is from NRM to FDC. Its the last nail in the coffin….! Just bow out of active politics not that move. Think of all who have taken that move……..not even Besigye has been successful.

  4. This invitation leaves me wondering if the fdc has any guiding principles in regard to the future of the country, or it, s just a collection of losers inclined on fighting the regime. To me, mbabazi is everything short of what uganda has today.

  5. okumo: Is it simply a matter of joining even when one’s interests are not represented? In any case Mbabazi is competing for the leadership and there is every possibility of him leading the NRM. If that is the case, why should he join FDC?

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