Jimmy Lwanga, MP for Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District, on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket, has defected to the MK Movement, accusing his party of chicken fights like politics. He revealed this while dressing the public on Twitter Space on July 10, 2023, hosted by Next Media’s Canray Mugume.
“I personally believe in the competition of ideologies, not chicken fights,” said Lwanga.
Lwanga said he got in bed with the MK Movement to devise ways to fend for his constituency, which led to a lengthy meeting with the movement’s leader, Gen. Kainerugaba, who he says is totally different in person compared to what is always said about him on social media.
“Gen. Kainerugaba and I had a good long conversation on how we are going to help the people, especially the women and the youth in Njeru municipality. He had a lot of good ideas on youth and women’s empowerment. The Muhoozi I met was completely different from the picture painted for the public on social media, he is intelligent,” Lwanga revealed.
When asked by some of his party members why he left and whether he sought a go ahead from his party leaders, Lwanga said that in order for Ugandans to get better, they must rid themselves of the politics of comedy, where people think they have a right to tell you who to meet and talk to.
“The criticism of my meeting with Gen. Muhoozi does not make any sense. I do not need to first consult my people on who to meet or not, because I do not have to consult them first when going for the parliamentarian seatings,” said Lwanga.
Lwanga, however, revealed that the sole aim of meeting Gen. Kainerugaba was to help him meet President Museveni, because the president had made more promises to the people of Njeru municipality.
Jimmy Lwanga is so far the third NUP leader to defect from the party, following Kagabo Twaha of Bukoto South and Kazibwe Bashir of Kawempe South.