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‘PRODIGAL BROTHER?’ Photo Of Museveni Meeting Ex-PM Amama Fuels Wild Speculation Of Possible Comeback

By Alex Masereka

On Tuesday evening, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni met with the country’s ex-premier and presidential candidate fueling speculation about a possible re-union of the two.

Tongues in Uganda are now wagging on the possibility of former PM John Patrick Amama Mbabazi who contested against President Museveni in the 2016 presidential polls.

“With former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi at the farm in Kisozi,” Museveni’s social media handles read with the photo of the two.

Social media sites are now in overdrive pondering what the two could have discussed. However, sources in the corridors of Museveni’s Kisozi base say the two comrades discussed “very serious issues.”

Amama was premier until until 2014 September when he was fired for allegedly harbouring intentions to unseat his boss then, Museveni.

He also served as Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party but was replaced after he left government.

In the recent past, there has been speculation that Amama was on the verge of being brought back in the cabinet reshuffle. However, the reshuffle announced by the presidency made no mention of Amama.

Amama participated in the five year bush war that catapulted Museveni to the presidency in 1986.

Before being knifed in 2014, Amama who had served in cabinet since 1986, was famously described as Uganda’s ‘Super Minister’ because of the power he wielded.

Since his disastrous defeat in 2016, Amama has kept a largely low profile only making a handful of public appearances with most them being church related activities.

As ‘super minister,’ Amama, believed to be Museveni’s right hand man, is said to have been the reason why many got cabinet slots.

It waits to be seen what will come out of the meeting.

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