KAMPALA – NBS television patrons were treated to free drama during a live political talk show – Barometer -Akasameeme – on Wednesday – after what seemed like a discussion between two sober Ugandan legislators – and National Platform Unity – NUP subscribers – Betty Nambooze and Abed Bwanika turned ugly.
The Wednesday night show under the guidance of its usual host Zambaali Bulasio Mukasa had a topical discussion rotating around the recently released NUP sympathetic MPs – Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya.
The two legislators were released on February 13 after spending 17 months on remand in Kigo Prisons. However, their release continues to create more confusion amongst Ugandans than the period the duo stayed on remand.
The NUP hierarchy – descending from the top leadership – including Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has kept the public guessing how the top vocal legislators gained their freedom from the leopard’s mouth – as talk in the corridors conclude how the ghetto president was still mourning over the presence of hypocrisy within his executive as fingers point at the Leader of Opposition in Parliament – LoP Mathias Mpuuga for having secretly indulged in high level discussion without notifying his superiors.
It’s highly believed that money exchanged hands between State House and the negotiators of the MPs’ release dealers including Speaker Annet Anita Amongi and her deputy, Thomas Tayebwa, Norbert Mao, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Muwanga Kivumbi as well as Mpuuga – owing to the individual’s past records. Sources believe that Mpuuga’s excluding his boss out of the matter –is one of the reasons that forced the NUP leader to react with silence – which he has since broken today.
Back in the NBS studio – Bwanika – who for quite some time has exhibited his true colours as clown of the regime – appealing to his party to go into negotiations with the government in respect of the jailed MPs was angered when Nambooze insinuated that there was no room for bargaining with Museveni – to expose their people as weaklings.
Bwanika shot back – questioning whether Nambooze had never negotiated with the regime – pushing the Mukono Municipality representative to vehemently deny any such move.
Bwanika unleashed what seemed like a nuclear weapon – which nearly undressed the bannange legislator – driving her out the studio seat when the Kimanya-Kabonera constituency MP asked how she qualified to travel to the US for treatment.
He revealed how Nambooze had been led to the Speaker’s office into a closed door meeting with Mpuuga – resulting into her travel to the US for full board treatment.
At the time, Nambooze was trying out manoeuvre of either freeing the studio in protest or avoiding more embarrassment – she rose up from her seat – picked her belongings – made baseless movements but could not walk straight out of the studio.
Nambooze was clearly unable to successful challenge Bwanika – whose mission to disguise as an opposition figure has been on an upward trend.