“Ignore Kadaga’s rubbish that she helped me on Togikwatako issue”, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

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“Ignore Kadaga’s rubbish that she helped me on Togikwatako issue.” Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Whisper Eye Reports

The meeting called by President Museveni to mend differences between Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah was heart heated participants throw cold jabs to each other

The meeting that started at around 5pm was attended by Kadaga, Oulanyah, Ruth Nankabirwa(government chief whip)Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda(Prime Minister) and NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba.

The meeting was also attended by some of the candidates for the deputy speaker position on the NRM ticket.

In the meeting that stretched for more than five hours at State House, Museveni, according to sources, rubbished claims by Kadaga that she had paved the way for him to stand again by ensuring the smooth passage of the age-limit removal bill.

Kadaga had made the claims last year while campaigning to become the second national vice chairman for the NRM.

The president according to sources said it is not true that the Kamuli Woman MP working as speaker of Parliament helped push the bill.

“If you say you helped me push age limit bill, you are wrong. Nankabirwa had convinced me she was a good mobiliser in parliament and I was ready to go for referendum,”Museveni told the meeting.

The accusations made by Kadaga that Oulanyah feared to handle the age limit debate also came up during the meeting.

Last week, Kadaga accused Oulanyah of being a timid person who was scared of handling the controversial debate and opted to fly out of the country for safety.

In the meeting, according to sources, Oulanyah dismissed the claims.

“He (Oulanyah) presented the Hansard to show that he is the one who started the age limit debate,” the source told this investigative website.

During the meeting, the government Chief Whip, Ruth Ssentamu Nankabirwa accused Kadaga of undermining the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda during the parliamentary commission meetings.

When asked whether the allegations were correct, Rugunda said he respects Kadaga as the fourth most important person in the hierarchy in the country.

“Forget about those things of hierarchy, I send you ( to the parliamentary commission) to represent government and not hierarchies,”Museveni responded to Rugunda, throwing the premier into silence.

Sources said when her turn to respond to the allegations came, Kadaga accused Gen Saleh Salim the coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) of funding people to stand against her. President Museveni immediately called Gen Saleh to hear his side of the story. In a call that lasted 30 minutes, Gen Saleh denied financially supporting Kadaga’s opponents and warned Kadaga not to mix him in her problems.

Kadaga also accused government spokesperson and Uganda Media Centre executive director, Ofwono Opondo of not liking her on top of abusing her whenever he appears on TV and radios. President Museveni also called Mr OO who openly said he didn’t like Kadaga because she undermines the NRM party.


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