By Kungu Al-mahadi Adam
Amid tensions of what the future holds on amendment of presidential age limit, senior members in the ruling NRM party have sought refuge to blackmailing those against the lifting of the age limit.
First, it was minister Chris Baryomunsi accusing the self proclaimed voice of reason and former Minister of ethics and integrity Hon Miria Matembe of collecting bags of cash on NBS’ frontline from state house in the night, and then pretend to fight against Museveni during day time.
His statements didn’t go well with honorable Matembe, who threatened to sue him for defamation.
Putting Byaryomunsi’s empty accusations aside, youthful minister Evelin Anite, later on last Thursday accused Aruu legislator Odonga Otto of the same behavior and also, appearing in the house while madly drunk.
These irresponsible utterances were not words from ordinary people but ministers and with nobody from statehouse refuting them, confirms them. But then,it creates thousands of questions one of which, why should a president bribe a sections of Ugandans over whatever reason of his choice?
If at all he(M7) is for the people, why bribe those opposed to him?
The most recent act of blackmail was the photos of Kyadondo East legislator @Bobi Kyagulanyi Ssentamu circulated by NRM propagandists with captions indicating how he had met President Museveni in Rwakitula in a private meeting, trying to tarnish his credibility.
But, is this sustainable?
Can it save them from these seemingly enthusiastic or rather angry ‘Togikwatako’ lawmakers who endlessly swear not to let them table this clandestine bill on the floor of Parliament?