The former security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, has finally given his verdict on his sacking earlier this year after serving for only 21 months.
He also revealed that his sacking was not because he was incompetent noting that he could bounce back to Cabinet anytime.
He added that there are many options in politics other than being a cabinet minister.
President Museveni fired Gen Tumukunde together with Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, at the height of public spat between the two.
The feuding, according to some insiders, had stymied cooperation between police and intelligence agencies and threatened to derail national security agenda.
Gen Tumukunde was replaced with Gen Elly Tumwine, a war veteran, who credits himself for firing the first shot that, began the five-year National Resistance Army (NRA) rebellion that brought President Museveni to power in 1986.
Gen Tumukunde had previously served as the UPDF 4th Division commander, Chief of Military Intelligence and later Director General of the Internal Security Organisation.
He ran into trouble over his public opposition to the scrapping of presidential age limit in 2005. He would later be remanded for years on charges of spreading harmful propaganda, for which he was acquitted, and military misconduct, for which he was convicted and sentenced to a severe reprimand in 2013. After rehabilitation, he played a key role in President Museveni’s re-election campaign, neutralizing former premier Amama Mbabazi’s political machinery and was named a minister after the ballot.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website