Uganda Peopleâ€™s Conference (UPC) has attacked senior presidential adviser on political affairs Maj. Kakooza Mutale (right) for decampainging the opening up of political space.
â€œHe is a public servant by virtue of his appointment, so should not espouse divergent views from that of the Government in public,â€ the chairman of the Constitutional Steering Committee, Badru Wegulo, said on Wednesday.
Mutale has openly decampaigned the opening up of political space, which will be decided in a referendum this month.
Addressing the press at Uganda House in Kampala, Wegulo said much as most people viewed Mutale as an â€œerrantâ€ movementist, he was â€œserving his masterâ€™s will.â€
â€œWhat are the sources of his funding for the pro-movement campaign if not the State coffers? It is appropriate to remember that General Museveni promised KAP/CEDO (run by Mutale) financial assistance when he visited the training camp in the jungles of Luweero,â€ Wegulo said.
Wegulo said the impunity with which Mutale did his work showed that he had protection from the highest office in the land.
On Mutaleâ€™s comments that he feared UPC, Wegulo said it was a political gimmick meant to drive people away from the party.
UPC blasts Maj. Mutale