The Government chief whip, Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu has launched a verbal attack on speaker, Rebecca Kadaga who is battling with the youthful Minister, Persis Namuganza for the NRM Vice Chairperson seat.
Speaking bitterly in an audio circulating across social media, Nankabirwa rallies NRM CEC members not to dare support an ‘idiot’ like Kadaga but instead go for a young visionary Namuganza. She goes ahead to label Kadaga as a disloyal traitor that hobnobs with the opposition and at times rubs shoulders with them to oppose Museveni’s bills. “We don’t want people who use and abuse our party to achieve individual agendas. Kadaga is a foolish traitor. Let’s not support this old witch,” furiously rants Nankabirwa “I urge all sober CEC members to support Namuganza who is ready to adhere to the party’s objective of holding this country’s power forever,” she adds.
The typical hate Nankabirwa holds on Kadaga became public over the weekend after her hate-fledged audio first emerged and enveloped NRM WhatsApp group platforms. Kadaga has not yet responded to the audio but sources privy to her campaign say she is unhappy with how Nankabirwa has all along held a vendetta against her. “She is not in good shape but as you know, she is a fighter who will persevere through this,” the source says.
Relatedly, Nankabirwa’s verbal artillery seems to have been impactful following today’s boycott of Kadaga in Busoga. Sources say, the NRM Busoga delegates shunned Kadaga’s appointment and left her stranded. “She is losing grip of Busoga because of her greed and selfish nature. We are sober that’s why we will go with Namuganza,” says an NRM Busoga member.