NRM’s Buyaga West Member of Parliament Barnabas Tinkasimire has made a revelation that he still subscribes to National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruing political party and that he’s royal and committed to it.

While appearing today Monday on Top Television talk show, Tinkasimire said that he cannot abandon and leave NRM to join a mere ‘People Power’ pressure group.

The legislator is well known to Ugandans as some of the few NRM members dubbed as ‘rebel MPs’ who constantly antagonize with party positions. Recently being opposing age limit removal for presidents in the constitution.

Even though the controversial legislator maintains his royalty to the ruling party, he is currently acting as the head of ‘People Power’ coordinator in Bunyoro sub region after being appointed by people power principal, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine

Barnabas Tinkasimire was among the 30 NRM MPs that NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba had blocked to attend the National Executive Council and National Conference meetings held last week, accusing them of not supporting the removal presidential age limits.

However, the party thought twice and overturned the decision, allowing all ‘rebel’ MPs to attend that included Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Ssekikubo and Monica Amoding.

Tinkasimire’s attendance sparked mixed reactions within the ‘people power’ camp, many accusing him of betraying Bobi Wine.

However, today during a talk show refuted claims of betraying ‘people power’ citing that he has never mentioned anywhere that he quit NRM

“Those ‘People Power’ people accusing me of attending the NRM conferences think that they started a political party and I joined it, which is not true. Did they want me to go to NRM National Conference with a red beret? Do you think I would be fine upstairs if I did that yet I know that my NRM party colour is yellow?”

“There is no forum where I went and said that I am no longer an NRM member. Deep deep inside my heart, I am NRM and I will never abandon it. I studied Political Science at Makerere University at both Bachelors and Masters Level as well law and so I understand what I am doing,” said Tinkasimire on Monday.