Jinja Mayor Batambuze Blames Woes on NRM Intrigue

Jinja municipality mayor Majid Batambuze is calling upon National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairperson President Yoweri Museveni and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to intervene in Busoga political wrangles and intrigue.

Batambuze claims that there are certain parties within the NRM party who are working hard to undermine his authority as the head of all mayors in Jinja.

Batambuze says these “mafias” were responsible for, “Having me arrested. I’m now scared for my life because the mafias are determined and hatching a plan to bring me down.”

Early this month it is alleged that the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) arrested Batambuze on charges of conning an investor of $160,000 with promises of selling him land at Nalufenya, adjacent the new bridge. Batambuze was held at CMI headquarters Mbuya.

But Batambuze refutes the reports, “They want to destroy my political career, name and destroy my life. I have never been arrested by CMI but simply people are determined to destroy my life can do whatever they want but I will fight and win this battle within our party."

Batambuze is now calling on NRM chairman President Museveni and prominent Busoga politician Rebecca Kadaga to help resolve the wrangles.

Batambuze’s comments add onto a rising number of voices within the ruling political party who have called for an end to intrigue and in-fighting, if the party is keep its hold on power.

Previously NRM deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong and and government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo have warned that intrigue and greed are derailing NRM from its mission of serving the people’s interests.



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