Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Four Opposition figures inline for Cabinet jobs

Its reads strange but these things happen. The campaigns are over and President Museveni is mapping out names to include in his eating clique called Cabinet ministers.
Speculation is right now high on who will join the official eaters and who will be left out.
I have been told by my usually reliable sources that the President first drew a list of  96 names which he later reduced to 86. Lobbying is now in high gear.
But I have learnt that the man is considering giving the incompetent Speaker of Parliament Edward Sekandi the post of Prime Minister. Prof. Apolo Nsibambi who hold the portforlio has been asking to retire because of his poor health.
Its also said that the flamboyant Security Minister and NRM party Secretary General John Patrick Amama Mbabazi is set for deputy prime minister  and minister without portfolio. The intention here is to keep him powerful as other ministers will be forced to report to him. Prof. Bukenya's fate is still in balance but he  has been promised to retain his position of VP with Betty Bigombe as a second Vice President which is a new position. This is meant to appease women and northern voters.
Rebbeca Kadaga appears to be the favoured Candidate for the post of Speaker which the politically wayward Jacob Oulanya as her deputy.  In order to cause more chaos among the Opposition as well as dupe the international community that he is an inclusive person, the President wants to appoint some Opposition elements into his Cabinet.
Among those are DP's Nobert Mao, UPC James Akena, FDC Jeff Akiror and the former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala. Sources say the earmarked Opposition guys are still grambling on which portfolio to take. They want, like, Chinua Achebe wrote: " If you want to eat a tod, you must chose a fat and a juicy one."

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