The Minister ICT and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze has described Uganda’s Opposition parties as too disorganized to unite and defeat the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party headed by President Yoweri Museveni as Chairman.
Tumwebaze made the remarks on Tuesday morning while addressing the press about Monday’s Cabinet resolutions.
Responding to questions on the decision by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President, Mugisha Muntu to quit and form the New Formation, Tumwebaze lashed out at the Opposition for concentrating on the overthrow of President, instead of coming up with concrete issues to unite them.
He noted that NRM isn’t bothered because all those opposed to the current regime are only interested in taking the top seat.
“But you can’t unite today, tomorrow on just being against an individual and because they are against an individual, it becomes rivalry, political rivalry of just occupying the seat,” Tumwebaze said.
He added: “How come they don’t talk about the environment? What is their position on environment? What is their position on taxation? What is their position on the economy? What is their position on the economy? If they would find that there are areas of commonality, there, they would unite.”
Tumwebaze said that the only thing that can bother NRM is an attempt to divide the Party.
“That is why people said we concentrated so much on Amama Mbabazi and we forgot about the Opposition. Yes, that was true because we didn’t want our own to divide us, if NRM membership isn’t divided, then we aren’t divided. We are watching them, but we aren’t really threatened,” he said.