Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi SC

Senior Counsel | Senior Legal Consultant | Special Envoy of the President of The Republic of Uganda to the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan and Ethiopia | Chairman African Global Security Foundation | Member of The Brazzaville Foundation | Prime Minister Emeritus of The Republic of Uganda | Secretary General Emeritus of the National Resistance Movement.

Overview And Experience

Amama Mbabazi, S.C. (born: John Patrick Mbabazi; alias: Ahmed Mbayo, Dr. Karyaburo) was the 10th Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda and a founder of the National Resistance Movement (political sibling to the National Resistance Army that came to power in 1986). He has served as its Secretary General from 2005, when the National Delegates Conference of the NRM party elected him with a 70% majority. His second and final term, which began in 2011, was completed in 2016.

He has served in government since 1986 in various capacities beginning as Director General of ESO (1986-1992). He held three major ministerial posts as Minister of Security (2006-2011), Minister of Defence (2001-2006) and Attorney General (2004-2005), holding the latter two positions at the same time and earning him the epithet “Super Minister”. He served as the Member of Parliament for Kinkizi West, a position he occupied from 1996 – 2016.

He stood as a Presidential Candidate in the 2016 Presidential Elections in Uganda. He challenged the election of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the Supreme Court of Uganda in Presidential Election Petition No.1 of 2016: Amama Mbabazi vs. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General. The Supreme Court of Uganda confirmed Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as a validly elected President. This case has enriched the electoral jurisprudence in Uganda.

A graduate of Makerere University and lawyer by profession, Amama was secretary of the Uganda Law Council (1977-1978) and later a partner in the law firm, Kategaya, Mbabazi and Tumwesigye, Advocates (1981). He was among those that assisted in the drawing up of the fourth constitution of the Republic of Uganda, adopted in 1995.

Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi SC

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