Whoever coiled a saying that in politics there is no permanent enemy and permanent friend could be a genius as far as politics is concerned. And perfectly that is what can be said former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and President Yoweri Museveni.
According to highly credible sources within government and intelligence, the return of Mr Mbabazi to the manifold is more less a done deal.
Accordingly, Mr Mbabazi is bouncing back as PM replacing his childhood friend Dr. Livingston Ruhakana Rugunda who actually replaced Mr Mbabazi after failing to work with Mr Museveni who he accused of having failure to honour an earlier agreement of stepping aside so as to enable Mr. Mbabazi succeed him as party chairman and subsequently as a presidential candaiate for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Eagle Online has established that the underground meetings have been ongoing involving Mr. Mbabazi and President Museveni and the only thing item left is the meeting between President Museveni on one side Mr Mbabazi and Rugunda on the other side in order to harmonize the two gentlemen. It is said that Mr. Mbabazi lately has been using his Kololo based home as his office to carryout some of government work assigned to him by Museveni.
Sources further say Dr. Rugunda is reportedly heading back to diplomacy and therefore, he will be replacing Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kahamba Kutesa who has indicated, he is retiring from active politics.
It was revealed that upon the emergency of Kyadondo East Member Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on the national scene especially the episodes that engulfed parliament during the age limit amendment debt, it exposed government as it lacked serious maneuvers who move things without necessarily being exposed. Sources further say there has been lack of coordination of government programmes and department by the office of Prime Minister which blame was heaped on Dr. Rugunda as being ineffective due to his soft approach to issues.
It is therefore, not surprising when cabinet chaired by Mr. Museveni nominated Rachael Kichoco Mbabazi to chair the board of National Water and Sewerage Corporation and in the same spirit, last weekend Mr. Museveni gave his military helicopter to Mr. Mbabazi to fly him to Lyatonde to attend a wedding of a daughter of city businessman Ben Kavuya.
It is said in the impending reshuffle which insiders say could take slightly before or after festive season, Mr. Museveni is set to unveil his former blue-eyed boy again as leader of government business.