Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party president, Mugisha Muntu, has told State Minister for Water, Ronald Kibuule, not to over familiarise by calling him back into the National Resistance Movement [NRM].
Kibuule wrote in the state-run New Vision suggested the Muntu joins the ruling party having lost FDC elections to Patrick Oboi Amuriat.
Using his twitter handle, Muntu told off Kibuule to mind his own business and even dedicated to him a local song “Sidda Mukyaalo” [I won’t return to the village] by singer Coopy Bly featuring Fortunate Spice.
“Hon Kibuule, I hope you spare time in your busy schedule to listen to this talented Ugandan gospel musician. He speaks the truth,” Muntu wrote.
Other ruling party officials including; Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek, NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba, Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, and government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, have since asked Muntu to return to NRM.
But Muntu insists it is what happens when politicians choose convenient, short term popularity over truth.
“It is time we as leaders started meaning what we say and saying what we mean,” he said, attacking President Museveni for promising to end poverty by 2017 which never happened.
“Lies may win an election, but they won’t change our people’s reality.”
Urging leaders to put the country first before themselves, Muntu said they all need to be defined by something beyond what they are against.
“What are we for? Defiance does not simply mean opposing unjust laws or directives that stop us from meeting our targets.”
He added: “Sometimes, it also means finding ways of achieving those goals in spite of them.”