President Museveni will attend today’s second round of the presidential debate but Voice of America’s Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali will not be allowed to interrogate Museveni, a highly placed source has revealed.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general Kasule Lumumba while appearing on Capital Gang today morning confirmed that president Museveni will attend the debate.
A team representing president Museveni on Thursday rejected Voice of America’s Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali as one of the moderators for the second round of presidential debate.
In a Thursday meeting, the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party team led by Mike Sabalu had asked Inter Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU to drop Shaka Ssali.
The NRM team argued that Shaka Ssali is anti-Museveni.
The NRM team argued that Shaka Ssali is subjective towards the government and they also claimed that he has been labelling NRM government as “corrupt.”
The Inter Religious Council presented Dr. Nansozi Muwanga, head of Makerere University department of Political Science, Joel Kibazo, the director, external relations and communications at African Development Bank and Shaka Ssali as moderators of the presidential debate.