Mukono Municipality Member of parliament Betty Bakireke Nambooze has lambasted Rubaramira Ruranga who recently defected from opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) saying that while the opposition will miss the latter, he should find another excuse other than the claim that he crossed to fight Aids.
Rtd Major Rubaramira Ruranga recently defected from the FDC to the NRM claiming he was only crossing to the ruling NRM to increase his awareness about the deadly HIV/AIDS scourge. Rubaramira is a known anti-Aids activist.
“There is no doubt about it…. we shall miss you…… You have fought a good fight , unfortunately the monster you have been fearlessly fighting has devoured you…” Nambooze expressed her frustration via her Facebook account.
Nambooze who subscribes to the opposition Democratic Party (DP) and whose criticism of the current government is second to none vowed to continue with the fight and advised the now new NRM member Ruranga to ‘get a better reason’ to explain his defection instead of the Aids awareness claim.
“…THESTRUGGLE SHALL CONTINUE…….AND DONT SAY YOU’RE JOINING NRM TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS BECAUSE ITS NOT THE OPPOSITION THAT STOLE THE GAVI FUNDS or tormented Besigye with accusation that he wasnt fit to be President because of his “HIV status”. Get a better reason for you’re capable of fishing around for one.” Nambooze roared.
Ruranga’s defection has left many in shock and comes at a time when the FDC is trying to keep its members united following lat year’s disputed presidential elections.