The Secretary General of Uganda’s rulling party, the National Resistance Movement John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has today been criticizedby the Member of Parliament for Lwemiyaga County Theodore Ssekikubo for alleged abuse of office and using the position for personal gain.
The MP says Mbabazi exhibited abuse of office by printing his photo on the party’s official booklet titled ‘The Roadmap to the 2011 elections’. Sekikubo says this gave Mbabazi undue influence on the NRM delegates at the delegates conference yet the plan for elections was drawn by several organs of the party.
Sekikubo is also blaming Mbabazi for the various flaws that marred the recently concluded delegates conference of the National Resistance Movement at Namboole in Kampala.
Ssekikubo has been one of the most vocal critics of the NRM Secretary General for the various problems in the party and has even claimed before that Mbabazi is not fit to continue as the Secretary General of the party.
Ssekikubo has told journalists at Parliament that he realized that during the registration of members of the party recently at Kololo airstrip, there were incidents of multiple voter registration.
Ssekikubo was in possession of some of the cards of people who were registered and has shown the multiple cards of the various people to the journalists.
He says that some of the people that were registered more than once are Sekanya Joshua, Shyaka Richard.
Ssekikubo says there was also registration of ghost voters like Nababi Imaculate and that he knows Nababi Imaculate who he claims lived in Ssembabule died a few years ago.
He says such flaws in registration are a result of the weakness of the Secretary General and that Mbabazi by exhibiting such weakness is therefore not worth continuing as the Secretary General of the party.
Ssekikubo says no wonder that Mbabazi was booed when he tried addressing NRM members at the delegates’ conference and that clearly shows how disappointed the NRM members were with the NRM Secretary General.
Efforts to get a comment from Mbabazi were not successful by the time the story was filed, as his phone was switched off.
By Zacharia Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media