Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), led by President Yoweri Museveni, has strongly criticized ODM under Raila Odinga for allegedly working with vice chairman William Ruto to spark unrest within the country.
NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong said yesterday that President Museveni had no intention of interfering in Kenya’s elections to allow Dr Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022. In his letter, Mr Todwong said he appeared to be attacking Suna deputy director Junet Mohamed, despite the defamatory statement. from NRM on Wednesday released by several ODM deputies. Raila beats Museveni for “USELESS” Kenya @ 50 conversations EIGHT DAYS after insults!
“I am writing to you about the dirty statements that you and your colleagues have made about the NRM party and the disrespect for President Museveni. These statements were probably due to your political differences in Kenya. It is not the position of the ODM party,” he said. Todwong said.
On Monday, Vice President Ruto was banned from visiting Uganda on the grounds that he had not received President Kenyatta’s approval. Later, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi admitted that Dr Ruto intended to include President Museveni’s political advisers in his campaign as he prepares for the 202nd presidency.
Mr Sudi told Taifa Leo that they traveled to Uganda to learn from the NRM party which has been in power for 35 years under President Museveni. The ODM parliamentary group on Wednesday accused Dr Ruto of having close ties to the NRM party.
Led by ODM Chairman John Mbadi and Mr Mohamed who is also the party’s chief electoral officer, lawmakers claimed that Dr Ruto plans to use the NRM to cause unrest in the country if he loses the 2022 presidential election.
The lawmakers also claimed that the friendship between Dr Ruto and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was aimed at helping the vice president use “dirty” tactics to gain power. Museveni-Ruto’s phone call that angered Uhuru – Kenya report
“We know alright how his friend came to power and the way he has undermined democracy and human rights in Uganda for quite three terms. Ruto wants to provoke such a dictatorship in Kenya, ”Mr Junet said.
“You say the NRM party shouldn’t be emulated, does one remember what led to the 2007/2008 post-election violence during which quite 1,000 people died during a few days. said Mr.
The NRM secretary general denied allegations that there is no democracy in Uganda, saying every village in the country is ruled by leaders elected by the people through a variety of parties.
“Our insulting president was democratically elected by the people of Uganda on the basis of his vision,” he said.