SIR â€” I wish to comment on your â€˜Corridors of Powerâ€™ article entitled â€œNsambuâ€™s sympathyâ€ published on Monday.
Mr Nsubuga Nsambuâ€™s sympathy for me is intriguing. You said we are at loggerheads with each claiming the rightful presidency to the Conservative Party. I do not know of the existence of such a claim.
In this multiparty dispensation, one does not become a party leader by assumption. There are guidelines and laws which political parties follow in determining who should lead them.
For example, much as I am a presidential aspirant, I cannot at anyone moment claim to be the President of Uganda. In the Conservative Party history with which I am sufficiently conversant, it is only Mr Mayanja-Nkangi and I who have ever been elected to office through a Delegates Conference.
Throughout Mr Nsambuâ€™s stay in office, he was an Acting President General of CP. in the Delegates Conference in which I was unanimously elected President General of the party in December 2005, Nsambu never featured anywhere as a contestant.
Where then does he get the authority to relate himself to the leadership of CP? With reference to Article 3(4) of the Constitution, The New Vision and I have a duty to ensure that the laws of Uganda are followed and respected. Your continued reference to Nsambu as a CP leader even in joking, negates such laws.
Please advise Nsambu to cause another Delegates Conference if he wants to remove me from office.
John Ken Lukyamuzi President General Conservative Party
I am the CP boss, not Nsambu!