The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has lashed out at Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Secretary General Nandala Mafabi for attending the Independence Day Celebrations that took place on Wednesday in Sironko District.
FDC had organised parallel independence celebrations at their party headquarters in Najjanankumbi. The Budadiri County West MP decided to shun them to celebrate with the ruling government.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Nambooze said she was shocked to see the top opposition leader celebrating with President Museveni when a good number of Ugandans are suffering because of NRM government.
“All of us would have loved to be part of the National celebrations but by consensus and in protest we chose to stay away from these functions since they were monopolized by the regime and also because there is nothing in most cases to celebrate. Why should I join Museveni to celebrate when One Musician and his fans can’t be allowed to have a music show on the same day?” she wondered.
“FDC having announced a parallel function on the same day, I expected Nandala the Secretary General not only to be the organizer but also the facilitator. That instead Nandala chose to attend the Sironko function, didn’t only saddened me but it left me asking whether he is also starting up a GOOD -FDC faction…If it was strategically good to attend, why did Nandala sanction a parallel function he wasn’t to attend…he would have convinced his party out of a parallel function.”
Nambooze further tasked Mafabi to apologise to the opposition or at least explain why he had to do what he did.
“When you have lost two children consecutively to the same disease when a third one catches that disease you must be so worried….most opposition people we have lost to the regime start with such simple acts of attending National functions…brother Nandala therefore owes us an apology or at least an explanation.”
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