Controversial Journalist Basajjamivule Quits Bobi Wine’s NUP,  Joins NRM

Controversial Journalist Basajjamivule Quits Bobi Wine’s NUP,  Joins NRM

By Ismail Kwame Nkurunziza

A few days day after popular events promoter Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo publicly dismissed opposition efforts to take over power from President Yoweri Museveni, former Kabozi Kubiri radio presenter Basajjamivule Bwadenne has quit Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine National Unity Platform (NUP) to join  the National Resistance Movement (NRM.)

Basajjamivule, who was arrested late last month for inciting violence and fanning flames of sectarianism among people after releasing  an inflammatory video accusing the government for favouring people from western Uganda, on Monday morning  joined Museveni’s camp.

Since being released from jail the veteran journalist had been attacking the opposition, claiming it is  intolerant, its leaders are greedy and lack the ability to defeat President  Museveni’s government.

Basajjamivule with Balaam Barugahara who welcomed him to the National Resistance Movement

During the function to welcome him to NRM that was organized by businessman Balaam  Barugahara, Basajjamivule angrily blasted People Power leaning bloggers, who he accused pocketing President  Museveni’s cash despite the fact that they are still in the opposition.

A beaming Barugahara, who enjoys a close relationship with the President and First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, said he was working hard to make sure another high profile People Power supporter joins Museveni’s camp next week.

Last week Ashburg Kato, a social media personality and  former People Power supporter  who defected to NRM,   posted but later deleted a list of well- known People Power supporters who he claimed will be joining  NRM. Both Basajjamivule and Bajjo were on the list and they have since crossed over.

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