Winnie Byanyima, the wife of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer has lashed out at Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi, saying the latter orchestrated electoral theft and violence during his time in government.
“When Amama was in the NRM government he meted out violence to Musinguzi and his supporters in Kanungu not once, three times,” Ms Byanyima, wrote adding: “Even when the court nullified his elections, he did it again in the subsequent bye elections.”
Posting on social media platform in apparent reference to Mr Mbabazi’s elections rivalry with tycoon James Garuga Musinguzi, who contested against the former for the Kinkiizi West parliamentary seat in 2006, Ms Byanyima also wondered why Mr Mbabazi expected a leveled ground and privileged treatment while in the opposition.
Ms Byanyima, a former Member of Parliament for Mbarara Municipality and staunch National Resistance Movement cadre, also accused Mr Mbabazi and the NRM Chairperson President Yoweri Museveni, for using the security personnel to cause election violence in the past elections.
“Together with Museveni, they have used security forces, army, ISO operatives up to the village level, LDUs, armed militia, etc. to terrorize KB and opposition candidates and supporters in all past elections,” she wrote on her Twitter handle.
She urged the former Prime Minister to join hands with the ‘democratic forces to stop this vote theft’.
“Amama should be honest and admit and that NRM has been stealing elections and should join hands with democratic forces to stop this theft,” Ms Byanyima, who is the Executive Director of Oxfam, wrote.