NUP secretary General,David Lewis Robongoya has rubbished reports of being offered an Ambassadorial role by president Museveni.
Reports on social media had indicated that Rubongoya is among the members on the list to be released soon by president museveni as ambassadors.
However, Rubongoya said that he has not been offered any position of being an ambassador and if it happens to be true, he can’t accept it.
Rubongoya said while appearing on NBS Face Off, on Sunday that he did get into politics for personal pleasures, but he represents millions of Ugandans who want a regime change and that is the only satisfaction he wants to get.
“If there is to be any dialogue with General Museveni, which we have never dismissed, it is Ugandans who should be on the negotiating table.”
Rubongoya said that the government has mastered the art of dishing out offers to those who oppose it but said that NUP comes with politics unusual and their struggle has no price.
Lubongoya also said that he was once a great supporter for president Museveni but fell out with the president when the age limit cap in the Constitution was lifted in 2017.
Rubongoya explained that he stopped supporting Museveni when acts of torture started increasing in the country in addition to other things related to the abuse of human rights.
“The last point of my departure is when the talk of age limit started, removing the age limit from the Constitution for me that was it.The question is about longevity in power and many Ugandans would tell you that they want Gen Museveni to leave power peacefully so that this country gets a new consensus,” he said.
“I am inspired by people like Nelson Mandela, who have chosen to go with the struggle. In the end, it is worth it.”
Sources Pearlpost that there has been pulling of ropes between those pushing for the posting of career diplomats as others pushed for political appointees.
The leaked list also indicated that Museveni is considering to retire some envoys and these include Sam Male Sebulime(CAIRO), Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga(BEIJING), Wonekha Oliver(KIGALI), Nduhura Richard (PARIS), Dorothy Hyuha (KUALA LUMPUR), Katende Mull Sebujja (WASHINGTON), Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza (BURUNDI), Grace Akello (NEW DELHI), among others.
Prof Sam Turyamuhika (MOGADISHU-SOMALIA), Nekesa Barbara Oundo (SOUTH AFRICA), Mubiru Stephen (ANKARA-TURKEY), Nsambu Alintuma (ALGIERS – ALGERIA), Betty Akech Okullu (TOKYO JAPAN), Moto Julius Peter (LONDON-UK) Tibaleka Marcel (BERLIN-GERMANY) and Ruth Aceng (OTTAWA-CANADA).are considered to be recalled.
Democratic Party president Mr. Norbert Mao is also said to be on the list of members to be appointed to ambassadorial role by president Museveni.
Army officials on the list included Brig. Gen. Godfrey Sambwa Kimbowa (JUBA-SOUTH SUDAN) who was recently promoted, Major Gen. Denis Asiimwe(MOGADISHU-SOMALIA), and Brig. Ronnie Balya(CAIRO-EGYPT)is Rubongoya