Jimmy Lwanga, the Member of Parliament for Njeru Municipality, has rejected allegations of joining Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s MK Movement. He explained that his meeting with the First Son was intended to facilitate a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni. Lwanga, a National Unity Platform (NUP) party member, emphasized during a Next Radio interview that his primary goal was to advocate for his constituents’ needs.
The MP clarified, “I approached Gen Muhoozi for help in setting up a meeting with the President because he had made multiple promises to the people of Njeru Municipality. The residents asked me to remind the President of his commitments.” Lwanga added that despite his efforts to meet the President through various channels, none had been successful.
“I even invited the Prime Minister to Njeru, and she pledged to convey our concerns to the President, but sadly, nothing materialized. As our term is nearing its end, I took the chance to meet the First Son, who assured me of his support,” Lwanga stated.
However, Lwanga’s meeting with Muhoozi has been met with disapproval from NUP supporters. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP party spokesperson, acknowledged that disciplinary measures were under consideration against Lwanga, and summons had been issued.
In response, Lwanga maintained that he had no obligation to explain himself to the NUP. “I believe in ideological competition rather than indulging in trivial disputes about who met whom. I represent more than 180,000 people from various political parties,” Lwanga declared.
He concluded, “We have surpassed the age of opposition where individuals would challenge the government and create chaos. We must adopt contemporary politics, as advocated by our Leader of Opposition in Parliament.”