Museveni Summons Mbabazi at State House
President Yoweri Museveni has summoned former Prime Minister Hon Amama Mbabazi at State House to answer to among others allegations regarding forgery and spread of hate propaganda.
The development comes only hours after Mbabazi declared his wish to stand against Museveni in the looming party primaries and later in the 2016 presidential elections.
Reports emerging from State House indicate the President Yoweri Museveni summoned Mbabazi together with his successor Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
According to the President’s Press Secretary Mrs Linda Nabusayi, Museveni is expected to question Mbabazi on his role in circulating sectarian messages on social media.
Museveni over the weekend issued a statement revealing that a group of Ugandans had forged a letter in which they purported him [Museveni] as writing to the deceased Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi.
In the letter according to Museveni, the forgers portrayed him as making seditious remarks about a certain sections of Ugandans particularly the Bakiga tribe.
Museveni angrily disowned the letter and informed that thanks to his intelligence team, some of the forgers had been arrested by police.
It now turns out that Mr Mbabazi is being named in this group according Museveni’s statement issued on Monday evening ahead of the State House meeting.
Mrs Nabusayi quoted the President as saying; “Since the name of Amama Mbabazi my young brother has been featuring, [in the forgery], I decided to invite him and Ruhakana Rugunda at 6pm today.”
She further tweeted at about 7PM that the meeting at State House was slated to start in an hour.
Regarding Mbabazi’s presidential bid, Museveni expressed his reservations stating that it was improper for him to make such an announcing when the Electrical Commission has not even announced the election.