Manjiya County MP, John Baptist Nambeshe has revealed that a number of ruling NRM MPs that have been labeled rebels are considering joining the New Formation of Gen Mugisha Muntu and other political forces in the country to cause regime change.
Addressing the media at Parliament, Nambeshe noted that ever since the age limit debate, all the NRM legislators that were against the party decision have been isolated from the party caucus and related activities.
The legislator was responding to media concerns as to whether he was invited for the upcoming caucus meeting that has been summoned by President Museveni at State House Entebbe to among others debate the Mobile Money tax.
“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.
Nambeshe said, “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 can not gate crash in those meetings, I have nothing virtually to lose.”
Nambeshe said that those members in the caucus are always ready to be hired as mercenaries to dance to the tune of the one they want the tax to be passed.
He asked that people do not misunderstand his identification with Gen Muntu last week.
“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,” Nambehse said.
He added that, “You will see me cooperating with People Power of Robert Kyagulanyi, I will be cooperating with Muntu, with the likes of Mao.”
Nambeshe however declined from cooperating with the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) noting that the opposition party is already in bed with the ruling National Resistance Movement (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 have since been labeled rebels for always standing against the party decision, these include; Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Mbwatekamwa Gafa, Patrick Nsamba among others.