President General of the Democratic Party Norbert Mao is not happy with National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters who staged a protest at a hospital in Seatal booing sick speaker Jacob Oulanyah to be pushed back home.
Oulanyah was airlifted early this month in a chartered Uganda Airline’s Airbus in a long-haul flight that costed the tax payer a whooping Shs1.7 billion hence causing mixed reactions both for the chattered plane and the amount.
While addressing journalists yesterday in a video that made rounds on social media, Mao emphasized that Oulanyah was ready to die in his house and never forced any one to fly him out to the US for better medication.
Now before the dust settles, where Mao called those who protested as night dancers, he has taken a swipe at top National Unity Platform leaders who have been rushed to the US for medication on parliamentary cash.
Of these he mentioned the principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine who was rushed to the US after being arrested and subsequently tortured by the military after the Arua August fracas that costed him his driver Yasin Kawuma. He benefited because he was a member of parliament.
The others he mentioned are Betty Nambooze who has been frequenting India on parliamentary cash for her treatment of the back which was punched and nearly broken in 2017 during the tojikwatako chaos in parliament.
Mao says even Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake Butebi is a beneficially of the millions of parliamentary cash which has always been used to treat him for the many times he has always had beatings and ugly encounters with the military almost every year since 2017 when he was punched by Gen Katumba Wamala.
He re-iterates that it’s wrong to protest against a man fighting for his life in hospital something he has referred to as cheap popularity but only prudent that every one takes in mind that every member of parliament is entitled to such benefits whenever they fell sick or even their immediate family members.
Some petty radicals say the Seattle demos were not about @JacobOulanyah but the curbing government waste on medical treatment of VIPs abroad. I insist it is a cheap shot against a man fighting for his life. For the record @HEBobiwine, @ZaakeFrancis and @NBakireke also benefited!
— Norbert Mao (@norbertmao) February 16, 2022