KAMPALA – Veteran journalist Basajja Mivule has pledged his support for the National Resistance Movement under the stewardship of president Museveni.
Mivule who was addressing the media at Eureka Place Hotel in Ntinda on Monday morning said he reached the decision after realizing that Uganda was infested by political contenders who want to turn Uganda immoral.
The self-styled critic stressed that he is far from being bribed to defect to any political party but it is just the spirit of patriotism in him coupled with a fruitful meeting between him and Events Promoter and NRM ardent follower, Balaam Barugahara that made him take the decision.
“I Basajja Mivule, therefore, announce my support to General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the coming presidential elections. I will support president Museveni until someone comes out to prove him wrong-until there comes a better candidate, I am going to support General YK Museveni,” he said.
Over a month ago, Mivule was arrested and subsequently released from detention at the police’s Special Investigations Unit – Kireka on allegations of promoting sectarianism.
The hard-hitting show host also noted that NUP supporters have made themselves a god of sorts and see no harm in attacking and abusing people who talk about their leader Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu in a manner he called immoral.
Mivule describing NUP supporters as bandits and hooligans said he is concerned by the way their leader does not own or disassociate himself from the reckless behaviors of his supporters.
“These are people who lack manners, so evident on how they practice abuse on cyber (social media platforms) characterized by the use of vulgar language, drug abuse, homosexuality acts amongst them. I want to stretch that NUP lacks competence in this field, with no fundamental structures, how will they run Uganda,” he explains.
He adds that when one comes out to say that is not the language people should use in the struggle, NUP supporters invade the internet and attack you with every manner of obscenity.
“Is this the struggle you are talking about? I refuse to worship any other King in this country, I do not subscribe to Bobi Wine’s Kingdom where they are planning to install him as the omnipotent, omniscient, and only wise person. You talk about him, people want to cut off your head. You talk about the president and there are no reprisals, so who is Bobi Wine really?” he asks rhetorically
While defending himself against negative reports that he had received cash from Museveni in exchange for his loyalty to Bobi Wine, Mivule said he had attended a meeting with some Banyankore, mediated by the Sisimuka Uganda chief wherein his eyes were opened to the fact that not all Banyankore were land thieves like he had previously painted them to be.
Mivule called upon President Museveni to help him facilitate his idea of educating people on how to improve their household income for a stable developed country, something he has been preaching for all Ugandans in a bid to fight poverty.
He requested the president to hand him a car and fuel card in front of the press that will help him move around educating people in various ways of alleviating poverty amongst households in Uganda.
“I will not be intimidated by the weak that think that by making noise will shut me up, the false allegations made against me recently will not deter me. I speak for my children, the next generation ahead and for my country. It is on this note that I inform your Excellency YK Museveni that no amount of money can buy me, but through your son Balam Barugahara, support me with a double cabin pickup and fuel card,” he said
On August 4 2020, Mivule was unveiled by Bobi Wine as a fully accomplished member of the NUP and handed a membership card in the full glare of press cameras. However, the self-styled critic will now be a member of the ruling NRM after spending 27 days in NUP.