Museveni gov’t thuggery same as Obote—Matembe


Former Ethics and Integrity minister, Miria Matembe, says President Museveni’s government is no longer about law and principles.

“It is about thuggery,” she said Thursday night while appearing on NBS TV “Frontline” programme.

Matembe recalled that the time Museveni was feeling so bad about former President Milton Obote’s government, is what she is feeling right now.

“He has become like the swines he used to hate,” Matembe noted, lashing at Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga who suggested the seven year term of office for the president.

“This man Abiriga who is saying his name is everywhere, I want to remind him that even former president Idi Amin’s name was everywhere.”

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Matembe said it was so unfortunate that leaders go on TV to discuss the misery Ugandans are going through.

“For me, it’s not about NRM. The issue of the constitution is about Ugandans.”

She observed that Ugandans know that they are being robbed and they have been turned into slaves in their own land.

“They (NRM) have the money, the majje and the power to destroy the country. I don’t trust Museveni and his government because he betrayed us.”

Matembe said Uganda is not about opposition and NRM but—it’s about Ugandans.

To her, the whole idea of saying that since the opposition is not organised, let age limit be removed, is sad.

“It’s unfortunate that we have spent almost three weeks talking about this. We may not have the guns, we may not have the numbers and power but we have our God.”