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Museveni blames traitors, gays for social media attacks on Speaker Among

President Museveni (L) and Speaker of Parliament Anita Among (R) after commissions Bukedea Teaching Hospital and Bukedea College of Health Sciences on March 23, 2024. PHOTO/ PPU

Bukedea, (UG):- President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has shielded Speaker Anita Among from those attacking her on social media describing them as traitors working for foreigners to disorganize Uganda’s parliament.

For weeks now, the Speaker has been in the limelight over alleged misappropriation of funds by Parliament. This has been done through social media under the hashtag #UgandaParliamentExhibition.

“It is the traitors who are working for foreigners. Those are the real traitors. They are not mistake makers, they are not learners who need advice, they are outright traitors. First of all, they are working for foreigners but moreover working for bad types of foreigners like homosexuals and imperialists who want Africans to be slaves again,” Mr Museveni said while addressing the residents of Bukedea at Emokor Grounds on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

The President who also commissioned Speaker Among’s Bukedea Teaching Hospital and College of Health Sciences on the afternoon said the NRM government always gets together with its party members when they make ‘mistakes’, including taking bad loans and falling into bad debts.

“I have been hearing some people attacking her and other MPs. These young MPs, most of them are learners, they come from the university and because of democracy, they are elected. Sometimes, they may be excited, get loans and get into debt. Sometimes they make other mistakes but within the NRM, we always get together and see how we help out people and help them out of the mistakes they may be involved in.”

President Museveni (R) commissions Bukedea Teaching Hospital and Bukedea College of Health Sciences which was established by Speaker of Parliament Anita Among (L) on March 23, 2024. PHOTO/ PPU

The President further revealed that he was monitoring through the intelligence to see what has been going on regarding the social media attacks against Rt. Hon. Among.

“How can you talk so much on social media about Anita Among, how about those working for foreigners? We are going to expose those traitors,” he assured.

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President Museveni (L) arrives for the commission of Bukedea Teaching Hospital and Bukedea College of Health Sciences that was established by Speaker of Parliament Anita Among (R)

The President also thanked the Speaker for working closely with the whole government system, a thing he said has helped to hinder standoffs.

“I really want to salute Anita Among, whatever she may want to know I will tell her because we are all here, we all live here you don’t need to put her on social media, that means there’s something wrong with you.”

Speaker Among, a Museveni ‘darling’?

During her recent visit to Bukedea District, Ms Among told her supporters that Mr Museveni was in her support, even as her critics called for her resignation from the House which she had consistently said was working for the ordinary Ugandans who bear the brunt of all the economic mismanagement in the country.

 “Those people who say I should resign, did they put me as the Member of Parliament? My voters are here. And my President who supported me is supporting me. And I want to ask you people of Bukedea to pray for our President. Pray for your country, pray for your speaker,” Among assured the rest of the country right after updating her particulars in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) register last week.

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President Museveni’s comments on Saturday seemingly confirm Speaker Among’s powers at the August House but leave the NRM government which has for so long been castigated for not doing enough to contain corruption exposed to the critics.

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