The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) ‘rebel’ MPs are considering joining the New Formation formed by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Gen. Mugisha Muntu.
John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County MP (NRM) says that all NRM MPs labeled rebels are willing to join other political forces in the country to cause regime change.
Speaking to journalists at Parliament on Monday, Nambeshe said all the NRM legislators that were against the removal of Presidential Age Limits from the Constitution have been isolated from the party caucus and related activities.
He was responding to a question on whether he was invited for the upcoming NRM caucus meeting that has been summoned by President Museveni at State House Entebbe to among others debate the Mobile Money tax reports.
“Indeed I couldn’t have been invited for the NRM caucus, having been ejected forcefully by none other than the Chairperson of the party (President Museveni) at the time when he was aggressively championing the removal of presidential age limits from the constitution,” Nambeshe said.
He added: “I was ejected and since then, those of us who were ejected are never invited to attend those meetings and as a disciplined party member, I cannot get a crush in those meetings, I have nothing virtually to lose.”
He also revealed that rebel MPs are waiting for the opportune time to join forces to dislodge President Yoweri Museveni.
“We are also only waiting for the right time, that is why people should not misunderstand me when you see me identifying with Gen. Mugisha Muntu in his New Formation. I was there to ensure that we are also moving from where we have been isolated as NRM members so that we move from isolation to cooperation; You will see me cooperating with People Power of Robert Kyagulanyi, I will be cooperating with Muntu, with the likes of Mao.”
He however declined from cooperating with the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC), saying that the opposition party is already in bed with NRM.
“UPC is already NRM, because even the wife of the party president was the one confusing us here over the Mobile Money Bill and she has so many charges of misappropriating funds and also looting every piece of land she finds in Kampala,” Nambeshe said.
A number of NRM MPs that have been labeled rebels for often standing against the party decisions include but not limited to Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West),Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (Kasambya County), Patrick Nsamba (Kasanda North) and Monica Amoding (Kumi Woman Member).