Former Prime Minister and Secretary General of National Resistance Movement (NRM), which is the ruling party John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM), will bounce back as the Vice President of Uganda after general elections that are scheduled next year, Spyreports has exclusively learnt.
Amama Mbabazi will replace Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi whom sources say cannot be appointed Vice President due to his advanced age. Insider security sources revealed to us that the plan to bring back Amama Mbabazi in the Government was sealed off two weeks ago during a highly security meeting that was held at President’s home in Kishozi Gomba District.
Intelligence sources say, the meeting was chaired by President Museveni and in attendance were Amama Mbabazi, Gen Salim Saleh and other few trusted leaders who were invited President Museveni.
Sources say during the meeting that was called at a short notice, President Museveni revealed to invited guests how he intends to bring back his former friend Amama Mbabazi in his government as his Vice President in case he wins the 2021 general elections.
Inside sources told us that Amama Mbabazi was not rejected by any member and when he was asked if he would take up the Job, he accepted. Sources added that President Museveni said that in the next five years, he will control the Political side and Mbabazi will control the Central Government.
Security sources say ever since President Museveni sacked Mbabazi as Prime Minister in 2014 and replaced him with Hon Ruhakana Rugunda a lot of messes have occurred in both NRM and Government. “Without Mbabazi corruption in Uganda has increased and even the ruling party has been torn apart,” says a senior Member in NRM who also works in Government.
Security sources added that President Museveni has been holding secret meetings with Amama Mbabazi trying to pursue him to come back in Government but Mbabazi was still weighing the offer.
Amama Mbabazi has always been attending all Government functions and has been given maximum respect from all active government officials, which is not the case with other former leaders.