Mirundi: Muntu dangerous for NRM, Anite vanished like gonorrhoea

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Minister Evelyn Anite

Outspoken presidential advisor on media matters, Tamale Mirundi, fears former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president, Mugisha Muntu, would be even more dangerous as a member of the ruling party.

Citing how other countries solve issues in a diplomatic way without malice, Mirundi said some Ugandans support opposition to intimidate President Museveni.

On whether Muntu is a friendly force to NRM, Mirundi who was Tuesday appearing on NBS TV, said: “No, in fact, in my opinion, he is a more dangerous threat to NRM.”

He said the government should get worried now that FDC has come to a conclusion without Muntu leaving the party as anticipated because “Muntu is hard to destroy”.

“Many people ask me why I still work for the government even when they have humiliated me before. I always tell them that the cost of living in exile is what is forcing me to use my resources to traverse the country.”

Mirundi wondered if working for the government is so important, where people like Andrew Mwenda and first-son-in-law Odrek Rwabwogo work.

“I don’t want a government job, I want to be like Mwenda and humiliate people.”

Anite disappeared like gonorrhoea

He said NRM made a big mistake by instituting the legal and parliamentary affairs committee that wasn’t necessary.

“They are just looking for money and the president should be careful.”

In politics, Mirundi argued, term limits are imposed by an incumbent who is about to retire and doesn’t trust his successors.

He said people like Evelyn Anite, the investment minister and Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua Municipality MP who have been championing the age limit crusade have “disappeared like gonorrhoea”.

“She run away too after NRM bigwigs dumped her. Her and Abiriga are no longer part of the game,” he said.

Mirundi said even James Kakooza [Kabula County MP] who brought the idea has since disappeared, Abiriga was found urinating on a wall and also got out of the picture.

He said NRM has failed to control parliament despite it having the majority members.