President Museveni said his party had to resort to guerilla tactics to defeat Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga from her third term attempt as Speaker of Parliament.
Museveni who had been silent during the election of the speakers of the 11th Parliament finally revealed the tactics used to defeat Kadaga and some of the opposition candidates vying for the two posts.
The President, also a member of the NRM’s Central Executive Committee of the NRM said he had to resort to campaigning to individual members of his party after Alitwala Kadaga had indicated that she was to contest as an independent.
The President acknowledged the fact that Kadaga and Oulanyah had resolved to vie for the same post had turned very divisive within the NRM circles.
Museveni says they had about 16 hours from the day of the elections to work on the division.
He said faction formation is a subversive action, and he had to talk to two of the factions and by Monday morning many of them agreed to support the official candidates. Mr. Museveni 1 on Oulanya;…
Museveni says one side of the NRM faction wanted to front a candidate to defeat NRM alongside the opposition, but he swiftly intervened.
Museveni 2 speaking;……
Museveni was last night making a statement in the first 11th Parliamentary sitting held at Kololo Independence grounds after the Speaker and deputy speaker were elected. END.