President Museveni’s advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has blasted former presidential candidate Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba over his claims that God told him to join the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
Last week, Baryamureeba alleged that he had a conversation with God in a dream where God concurred with his proposal to join NRM.
Mirundi says these are lies concocted by the former Makerere University Vice Chancellor with a hidden agenda of trying to get something from President Museveni.
The motor mouthed presidential adviser revealed that Baryamureeba, who was inconsequential in the 2016 pools, knows that he cannot stand against Museveni again in the 2021 elections, that is why he is trying to get something from him quickly now.
“There is a difference between Contesting and appearing on the ballot paper. Baryamureeba just appeared on the ballot paper and NRM didn’t feel his presence, so where does he get the guts to front Museveni. Whether he stands or not there is no difference, his weight is not felt at all,” Mirund said.
Tamale asked Ugandans to differentiate between “professors” and “pro-pesa” (meaning pro- money). “Some of these people are eyeing money in NRM, so the computer wizard is eyeing financial opportunities in the party, nothing more,” Mirundi said.
Former presidential Candidate Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba on Friday announced that he had joined NRM after long discussions with God.
Prof Baryamureeba said this during the second graduation ceremony of Ibanda University in Western Uganda. Baryamureeba hails from Ibanda district, an NRM stronghold.