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Museveni meets Sembabule elders

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd September 2010 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured NRM party members in Sembabule district that he will resolve the political wrangles between Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Sekikubo and foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured NRM party members in Sembabule district that he will resolve the political wrangles between Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Sekikubo and foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa.

By Taddeo Bwambale

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured NRM party members in Sembabule district that he will resolve the political wrangles between Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Sekikubo and foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa.

He also promised to unite the two politicians, whose rivalry has led to several episodes of violent confrontation during the party primary elections.

“Trust me as your experienced bus driver who has never caused an accident,” the President said, according to a State House statement.

Museveni was meeting a delegation of about 700 party members from Sembabule at State House in Entebbe, led by Sekikubo.

Other members were the president’s legal adviser and aspiring Sembabule Woman MP, Joy Kabatsi, and the LC5 chairperson, Herman Sentongo.

Also present were members from the sub-counties of Lwemiyaga, Ntuusi, Rugusuulu, Mateeta, Lwebitakuli and Mijwala and Sembabule town council.

The officials appealed to the President to intervene and solve the issues causing disagreements, saying the party risked losing support for the sake of individual interests.

The team raised concerns about the widespread violence in the district and the involvement of security operatives during the party elections.

Last month, Sekikubo and his bodyguard, John Alex Mugabi, were arrested and charged with several counts during the party elections.

Mugabi allegedly shot and injured an internal security organisation officer, Capt Habib Nsamba.

Sekikubo was charged with obstructing the Police, possessing an illegal firearm and theft of five basins, five pens and five exercise books of 96 pages valued at sh27,000.

Museveni promised to meet Kuteesa and Sekikubo, with 10 representatives from each faction, to address the crisis. He also urged both parties to remain calm.

Another meeting will be held today to address the matter.

Museveni meets Sembabule elders

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