By Joan Ahumuza
Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake Butebi on Thursday appeared on Voice of America [VOA] in Washington DC, to discuss the current political environment in Uganda.
Zaake is an Independent Member of Parliament and a member of the Committee of Defence and Internal Affairs.
Zaake said the situation in Uganda rotates around continued torture, arrests and government’s intolerance of the opposition.
“They demoralise us, they do unlawful arrests, the continued bribery of the opposition…” Zaake said.
He accused Government of spending tax payers’ money on buying off the opposition members so as to reduce their fights over the next government.
When asked how the government counters that accusation since there was no representative from the state, Zaake said the government has actually made Ugandans believe that the situation is normal.
“That the way government is dealing with the opposition is normal. They have made the abnormal situation normal,” said.
He went on: “But we don’t take it as normal. We have made Ugandans believe that what government is telling them is not real.”
Zaake then told VOA that the young people are looking to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to lead them in the 2021 general elections.
“We are organising ourselves, we are trying to talk to our colleagues in other political parties so they can buy the idea of us young people to represent them in the 2021 elections with Bobi Wine,” he concluded.