President Yoweri Museveni has heaped praises on Jack Sabiiti, the Rukiga County Member of parliament to the surprise of his electorate.
While addressing a public rally at Nyeikunama Primary School playground this morning, Museveni described the opposition legislator as pro-development.
Museveni’s praise of Sabiiti, who belongs to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, came as surprise to the voters since he has previously decampaigned him.
He said the ruling party was ready to work with Sabiti and other leaders who abandon the works of the opposition.
The premier Ruhakana Rugunda also joined in praising Sabiiti and asked voters to continue supporting him saying he is on the verge of joining the ruling Party.
Sabiiti told our reporters shortly after rally, that he was humbled by the president’s gesture saying he was happy with his contribution to his constituency.
He also defended his decision to attend the president’s rally saying, it was open to all people in his constituency and country at large.
The decision by Museveni to openly praise Sabiiti may fuel speculation that he has been working with the ruling government following his disagreements with General Mugisha Muntu. Last year, Sabiiti resigned his post and FDC treasurer.
Museveni is on a two day’s visit to Kabale. He is expected to address a rally later today at Kyanamira sub county head quarters in Ndorwa East.