RX Radio’s Olive Najjuma has said that former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was very likely to get back to the National Resistance Movement despite his fall out in 2014.
The Presenter made the assertions following John Patrick Amama Mbabazi's appointment as the Special Envoy to South Sudan and Ethiopia by President Yoweri Museveni. Reports from the Daily Monitor indicated that the President directed his Principal Private Secretary Dr. Kenneth Omona, to work with the President’s office in formalising Mbabazi’s appointment the previous month.
“There have been signs that these two would get back to the political bed any minute because earlier this year, Mbabazi had openly announced his comeback to the Party. It was actually surprising that he didn't get a ministerial position in the government since it was plainly written that he’d been back in the family for sometime,” said Olive.
Fatboy then asked Olive if the period of Amama Mbabazi’s sacking was mere foul play since the two share a history of fighting together in the 1980 bush war.
“Amama Mbabazi ran in the 2016 elections because he really wanted to be president. As war comrades, they had an agreement to assume power subsequently. So having been a Prime Minister, he thought he had amassed enough support from Ugandans. However to his dismay, he was greatly surprised by the outcomes after failing to get even 1 percent of the vote,” Olive elaborated.
Fatboy and Olive then contended that the former Prime minister isn't as eloquent as other political figures such as President Museveni, Dr. Kizza Besigye or Kyagulanyi Ssentamu that can make people relate to them through their speech.
“Amama Mbabazi has finally figured out that he can only run things from the background, and is actually well suited for this new job because even as Prime minister he was considered someone who knew how to play his cards better than anyone else could.”
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy and Olive Najjuma every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.