The Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has revealed how he declined a post of Prime Minister when it was offered to him by President Yoweri Museveni a few years ago.
Mao, who was speaking during a DP’s conference for western Uganda at the Rwenzori International Hotel in Kasese town on Friday, revealed that the offer came when he was Gulu District Chairperson LC 5.
The conference which has just ended today is sponsored by the International Republican Institute under USAID.
Mao was responding to comments from the party delegates from western Uganda that their supporters are crossing to the ruling National Resistance Movement.
Among those who crossed most recently is Rosemary Masika who contested on DP’s ticket in the August 2012 Kasese woman parliamentary by-elections won by FDC’s Winfred Kiiza.
Mao said that he declined the Prime Minister’s position because he knew it was going to yield nothing for him and the people of Uganda whose interests he fights for.
Mao adds that he told Museveni that basing on what the NRM government is doing, he would be forced to resign or the president dismisses him.
He says that the only way he was ready to work with Museveni was to restore peace in northern Uganda and take Internally Displaced people back to the homes.
The former Presidential candidate described President Museveni as a man who makes and unmakes leaders as he has done to long time right handyman Amama Mbabazi.
Last month, president Museveni sacked his close ally Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and replaced him with Ruhakana Rugunda.