The Democratic Party (DP) has issued a taunt, mocking President Yoweri Museveni for ‘burning’ billions of tax payers marketing what the opposition party calls Dr Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe’s hopeless bid to become the boss of the African Union (AU).
Dr. Kazibwe, Uganda’s former Vice President lost the bid after she failed to secure, her rivals Pelomi Venson-Moitoi of Botswana and Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy garnered 16 and 12 votes, respectively.
Speaking about the matter, the spokesperson of DP, Kenneth Paul Kakande suggested how Kazibwe’s loss was an accident waiting to happen.
“Let’s be honest, brand Kazibwe is unsaleable. It was unwise for the president to spend tax payer’s money to try to market something that is unmarketable,” Kakande asserts.
Kakande adds that the money spent on Kazibwe’s bid should have been put into construction of roads, buying drugs, among such ventures that help the poor.
Whereas he welcomed Kazibwe’s loss, Kakande mockingly extended what he called his party’s ‘condolences’ to the former vice president.
“We hereby as a party extended our condolences to Dr Specioza Naigaga Kazibwe over her resounding defeat,” Kakande joked.
He encouraged Kazibwe to get over the loss quickly so that she can concentrate on other things she can do.
Analysts faulted president Museveni for fielding Kazibwe citing various scandals that beset her career as vice president including loss of billions of funds that were meant for construction of valley dams, among others.
But as it characteristic of him, the president stuck on his guns, going on to commit billions of tax payers’ money on Kazibwe’s AU bid.
As it turns out, the people who resisted Kazibwe’s AU bid are enjoying the last laugh while the president is ruing his decision of fronting his former vice president.