Todwong: greedy NRM officials see Museveni as God

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NRM Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong, has warned officials against looting the country for fear of losing their positions.

According to him, some government officials get away with crimes like corruption and embezzlement and this has made Ugandans disgusted with them.

“Museveni has been a very key player in the region. There are people who see him as God to them,” he said.

He added: “We should know how to manage greed. Some want to amass wealth because they don’t see themselves returning to government.”

He warned the ruling party on corruption and nepotism saying these are some of the reasons the NRM party will fall out of favour.

“I have told this to the president. If we don’t control our greed and how we use public resources, then Ugandans will push us out of power,” Todwong said.

He also commented on the transition of power, clarifying: “and as we manage that process [of transition], we need to manage greed. During the debate of transition, those in positions of leadership might want to collect as much as they can because it’s their last chance in power.”

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