KAMPALA: The Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola to take criminal investigations into unfair attacks and falsified attacks against her in a smear video through the different social media platforms.
According to Nabbanja, the widely shared video is not only false, slanderous but also contains malicious content. In a statement from the principal communications officer from the office of the Prime Minister Charles Odongtho, Nabbanja insists that even if the intention of such hateful actions seem to divert her from her work of mobilisation and implementing all government programs and policies and fighting corruption, she will stick to her primary mandate.
In the viral video, a face of a woman with a striking resemblance to the Prime Minister is seen overwhelmingly hugging a man who is small in stature, and the two collapsed on the floor with the woman on top of the man as crowds cheered the ‘couple’ on in ululation.
However, the Prime Minister categorically denies being the woman in the video.
The said video was first shared on X (Formerly Twitter) by exiled Ugandan Poet and Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, and Ugandans who are known for blowing things out of proportion took on it head-on and shared it widely like a wild fire.
The petition comes a day after the Prime Minister graduated with a Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation from Nkumba University in Wakiso District on Thursday 26th October 2023.
She was among the 1,856 students who graduated with Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, Masters and Doctorates (PhDs) in different academic programs at the 25th Graduation ceremony of the University.
At the same graduation ceremony, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Prof. Jude Lubega, the Vice Chancellor of the University urged all graduands to leverage on networking to unlock opportunities, develop a continuous learning culture and skills acquisition for them to prosper.