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Corridors of power

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th May 2005 03:00 AM

Awori for NRM?
Aggrey Awori, Samia Bugwe North MP, is a tricky man. He had assured his fellow MPs that he would cross to the NRM, if government started a public university in eastern Uganda.

Awori for NRM?
Aggrey Awori, Samia Bugwe North MP, is a tricky man. He had assured his fellow MPs that he would cross to the NRM, if government started a public university in eastern Uganda. Now, a team chaired by Prof. Lutalo Bbosa has recommended that such a university be opened. During a recent session of the parliamentary committee on social services, the MPs challenged Awori to declare that he would officially join the NRM since the university had been granted. But trust Awori; the staunch UPC man said he would never join NRM until all his demands were granted.

Is Muntu a Judas?
Moses Byaruhanga, the powerful presidential assistant condemned Mugisha Muntu and other Movement supporters for betraying the system. “They are like Judas Iscariot who betrayed his master. They used to fight against UPC but now they want to ally with UPC and fight the Movement. How can you ally with your enemy? But take heart. We were not scared of them. Although Judas abandoned Jesus, Christianity is still strong and so the movement will still be strong without Muntu and his group,” Byaruhanga said.

MP Sengo worried
Rose Najjemba the chairperson National Women’s Council, is indeed a woman of words. In a recent speech in Gomba where several officials from State House had accompanied Moses Byaruhanga, Najjemba urged NRM supporters to remember the party at breakfast time, lunch, and supper. Area MP Kalule Sengo was however uncomfortable with Najjemba, whose arrival was like a triumphal entry into Jerusalem graced by a train of boda boda cyclists and wild ululations. In reaction, Sengo said, “We may be forced to use party structures to discipline some people who go talking ill of their political opponents. Rumour has it that Najjemba intends to unseat him.

Kakoba snubbed
Onyango Kakoba, the former Buikwe North MP who is now warming up to return to parliament was recently shocked when his political overtures met cold reception. He had gone to a fundraising for St. Mark’s Church in Wakisi, Buikwe where Mukono Woman MP Mrs Lydia Balemezi represented the chief guest.
The two being movement supporters tried to interest the people around with the kisanja jig, but the people cautioned them against politicising their function because they had purely come to fundraise for the church. His overtures received thus coldly, Kakoba left stealthily after pledging sh50,000.

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