KAMPALA – Former presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who ran on an independent ticket Mr. Elton Joseph Mabirizi has said the ruling National Resistance Party (NRM) survives on witchcraft, intimidation, and corruption.
Mr. Mabirizi said this Sunday, March 17, during an interview on NBS TV ‘Amasengejje’ news bulletin hosted by Mr. Twaha Mukiibi.
Asked where he has been hiding after being off the political scene for some time, Mr. Mabirizi responded: “I have been around though not been invited by the media like you have done today.”
Coming back in 2021
Mr. Mabirizi further said: “I have been moving all over the country teaching and training the populace about their rights and that implies that I am coming back in 2021. NRM party survives on witchcraft, intimidation, and corruption. So you should not be worried.”
He added: “The biggest problem we have are the lawmakers/MPs that keep fronting President Museveni each time elections draw closer. They always pass policies in his favour and since he hasn’t groomed any other person from the party he will front his son Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.”
Mr. Mabirizi, a pastor at Namungoona in Kampala, a counselor, educationist and an industrialist came to the limelight in 2016 with his famous response: “I will empower women from top to down there” during the presidential debate.
He was among the presidential candidates that included: Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (NRM), Dr. Kizza Besigye (FDC), Ms. Faith Kyalya (Independent), Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba (Independent), Rtd Gen. Benon Biraro (FPU), Mr. Amama Mbabazi (Independent), and Mr. Abed Bwanika (PDP).