The Former Prime Minister of Uganda John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has said that he quit the National Resistance Movement government because of the bad things it is doing.
Mbabazi who is also the former presidential candidate on the Go Forward/TDA ticket was sacked by President Yoweri Museveni 19th September 2014 and replaced him with Dr. Ruhakana Livingston Rugunda.
Speaking today during the burial service of his elder brother Elija Paul Bakeebwa who was also one of the founders of Uganda People’s Congress in Kigezi region at St. James Kijuguta church of Uganda in Kabale municipality, Mbabazi said that him and his brother late Bakeebwa are the rebels of this government because they do not support the bad things it is doing.
Mbabazi said that he is thankful on his friendship with President Museveni, saying that they may disagree politically but politics would not antagonize his relations with longtime friends. He therefore urged political leaders to leave disagreements after elections but work hard for the development of the whole country.
He described the deceased as a trust worthy, faithful, disciplined and hardworking man who was principled. The late Bakeebwa died on Tuesday at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala at the age of 81 years and succumbed to stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes which he has been battling with for the last fifteen years.
He survived with his wife Margret Bakebwa, 12 children, 27 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.