Former ethics and integrity minister Miria Matembe has warned that it is stupidity to say that Bobi Wine cannot be president because he does not command the military.
In an interview with one of our sources, Matembe lashed out at UPDF’s Sulaiman Serunjogi who came out during the ‘Afrika Kwetu’ trek and declared that as UPDF, they will not allow People Power strongman Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as their Commander in Chief. Matembe reminded Serunjogi that the late Milton Obote commanded the army but he was not a military man and the military respected him adding that such stupidity has been brought about by Museveni who militarized all the government institutions as a way of saving his seat.
Matembe also revealed that Museveni recalled his former Prime Minister from suspension which he had slapped on him. “Who told you that Museveni and Mbabazi separated, Mbabazi has been on suspension, now the big man has recalled him, he had to report,” Matembe
To defend her statement about Mbabazi’s suspension, Matembe challenged the media to show her any time they ever heard Mbabazi abusing Museveni like her and other colleagues who quit NRM adding that it’s a sign of respect.
She further revealed that the Museveni/Mbabazi split was a small separation after Museveni became angry at Mbabazi for declaring that he was going to challenge him in the internal party primaries and decided to fire him to save his presidential seat.
Matembe added that Mbabazi did exactly what Col. Kizza Besigye did in 2001 when he defied Museveni’s instructions of not standing against him.
Matembe also declared that she is ok with Mbabazi working with Museveni because most of the Opposition Politicians are not working to liberate the country but are working to satisfy their stomachs adding that such greed is what has failed them to even front one candidate that can challenge President Museveni.
In the same spirit, Matembe blasted Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga for speaking nonsense saying that he is a stupid man “how can he say that they have banned family meetings, so if he found my husband Mr. Matembe and family taking tea, they immediately arrest us!”
After keeping observers and political pundits guessing as to whether he would throw his hat in the ring, former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, made it clear by running for presidency in the 2016 general elections to challenge President.
After the 2016 Polls, Mbabazi quit the Political scene and the media until recently when a photo of him meeting with the President circulated on social media but details of the meeting never saw the light leaving everyone to speculate about what could have been discussed.