KAMPALA — President Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary Don Wanyama and city events promoter Balaam Barugahara have rebutted claims that the events promoter was together with Parliamentary backbench commissioner also Bukooli Central MP Solomon Silwany thrown out of the State Lodge in Soroti by President Museveni’s guard the Special Forces Command (SFC) earlier in the week.
Mr. Barugahara, in a Facebook post described the reported events of him being barred from seeing the President as untrue, saying that he understood the procedure of meeting the No.1 citizen and cannot simply show up purporting to meet the President without clearance of the Principal Private Secretary.
“Its not true at all. I spent my day in Kumi mobilising for President Museveni. I even attended the last meeting of our Party Chairman,” Mr. Barugahara wrote.
The position was also confirmed by Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama, who said Mr. Barugahara was never bounced as earlier reported.
“Claims that Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi was kicked out of Soroti State lodge are false. Treat them as such. The immunised mutabani is busy in Eastern Uganda combing every nook and crevice for votes for Mzee wa Kazi YK Museveni.
#SecuringYourFuture,” Mr. Wanyama wrote on Tuesday.
State lodges are used by the President as residential places whenever he visits the countryside and they are manned by SFC, an elite unit responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and other special operations.
Sources had indicated that MP Silwany was moving in his official Parliamentary car Reg No. UG 0344H along Balaam who is the Managing Director of Balaam Marketing and Promotions Agency in Uganda.
But both State House and Balaam have disputed the reports.