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    Besigye, Lukwago Launch Scathing Attack On Muhoozi Succession; ‘Muhoozi Is The Most Reckless Four Star General’ – Lord Mayor, Besigye Vows Never To Salute Him; Opposition Warned, ‘M7 Is Like An Old Snake, He Is Now Shedding His Skin.”

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    Erias Lukwago (R) Lt. Gen. Muhoozi (C) and Kizza Besigye (L)

    Dr. Kizza Besigye, the four-time presidential candidate and his People’s Front for Transformation (PFT), a political pressure group has declared war on the now unstoppable Muhoozi succession project.

    Addressing PFT supporters today as keynote speaker, under the theme “Transition not Succession” at JEEMA offices in Mengo, Besigye revealed that the country is at a very critical moment and Ugandans must think deep on how to overcome this crisis.

    “This country is divided into two countries, those who have been advised to eat cassava and those who are celebrating birthday parties because they captured power,” Besigye said.

    He asked Ugandans to use the opportunity given to them by Muhoozi to declare his succession to his father as null and void and re-capture the power which was taken from them by president Museveni through amending the national constitution.

    He explained that he is not challenging Muhoozi to replace his father but what he is challenging is the circumstances through which he wants to succeed him.

    He revealed that when president Museveni discovered that nature had caught up with him and that he is going to lose power, he crowned Lt. Gen. Muhoozi as his successor as if Uganda is a family affair.

    He narrated that Museveni has been trying to hide the fact that nature has caught up with him that’s why he is always making pressure ups and running inside State House until he discovered that nature cannot be defeated.

    “You can laugh seeing him struggling to stand up from the chair, never joke with nature and we should use this opportunity to recapture our country,” Besigye said.

    He insisted that when they captured power in 1986, the first thing they did was to issue Legal Notice No.1 to change the country’s constitution, to recognise NRA as a national army since when they were in the bush, they were called terrorists.

    He added that after issuing Legal Notice No. 1, they agreed that after 10 years, they should return power to civilians because it was the reason why many of them left their well-paying jobs to go and fight a war which was very difficult.

    He apologised to Ugandans saying he did not know that they were fighting for Museveni to establish his Kingdom and he now wants his son to forcefully succeed him in a shabby way because of the wealth his family has accumulated.

    He claimed that Museveni intentionally impoverished Ugandans by weakening all lines which they were using to get money so that he can turn them into beggars.

    He insisted that Museveni not only captured Ugandans but also government institutions to the extent that he now controls Courts, parliament, non governmental organisations, religious leaders and cultural leaders.

    Besigye further revealed that Museveni has captured the national army and he is using it to crush those threatening his government and many military officers are living in captivity.

    “For me I struggled for ten years to be retired from the army but my friends are still in captivity. My friend Gen. Sejusa cannot even leave his home and other ordinary military officers are suffering from there,” Besigye said.

    He added that Museveni even captured all the opposition political parties and he is using them to influence the project for his son to succeed him.

    I CANNOT SALUTE GEN MUHOOZI

    Besigye warned that even though he retired from the army at the rank of the Col, he cannot salute Lt. Gen. Muhoozi bacause he is not his calliber in army professionalism.

    “Even me who retired on the rank of Col, I am better than Muhoozi professionally and I cannot salute him,” Besigye said.

    He said that in all his life, Gen. Muhoozi thinks that his father is everything and Ugandans are their savants that’s why he is disrespecting the army profession.

    He predicted that if Muhoozi was not Museveni’s son, he would have been court martialed like him who just authored a private document and sent it to him privately pleading to him for a transition which they promised Ugandans when they were fighting in the bush.

    However, he said that he does not blame Muhoozi for what he is doing because he doesn’t understand the other life since he has grown up in a State House which he thinks is his home.

    He narrated that when they captured power, Muhoozi was in exile, when he returned, he went to Kampala parent’s school, a school for rich people and he never tested the real life a common Ugandan goes through that’s why he thinks that youths in Uganda are faced with sports and entertainment problems.

    Besigye was supported by his deputy and also the Kampala City Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago who branded Muhoozi the most reckless four-star general he has ever seen.

    He warned Ugandans that if they allow Muhoozi to take power, Uganda will be like North Korea under president Kim Jong-un.

    He insisted that other than being President Museveni’s son, and having knowledge on how to operate a gun, Muhoozi lacks credentials to run this country.

    “This country is at a crossroads and what is going on is total madness. We are at the apex and instead of discussing fundamental issues we are fighting each other,” he said.

    Lukwago added that people in the opposition are fighting for their political party leadership and who will stand for presidency in 2026 while president Museveni whom he branded as a warlord is shedding his skin to give power to his son.

    He encouraged Ugandans to use article 3 of the Constitution which allows them to use everything possible to protect the country’s constitution.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Why M7 Appointed Trusted Brother Gen. Saleh To Command Fight Against Gunmen Attacks On Security Forces …

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    President Museveni and his brother Gen. Salim Saleh

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Commander in Chief has assigned his young trusted brother and special senior presidential advisor Gen. Salim Saleh to supervise the fight against gunmen who are attacking security installations and forces.

    Credible security sources have intimated to theGrapevine that Museveni was briefed by his confidant intelligence team that security agencies have failed to defeat the armed men who attack police posts and military barracks.

    Internal Affairs State Minister Gen. David Muhoozi briefed parliament that 22 suspects including UPDF soldiers and two police officers were charged before the court martial on offences related to the recent attacks on police stations and military barracks. The minister said that within a period of 12 months, 13 attacks have been reported, 15 guns were stolen and 6 of these have not yet been recovered.

    “According to available intelligence, the motives for these actions are acquisition of arms for subversive activities, as well as for other criminal ends other than subversion,” the minister said.

    However, the minister explained that some of the attacks were as a result of laxity in the security forces and sources have said that it is this laxity that has forced President Museveni to bring back Gen. Saleh after establishing that his security forces were carrying out uncoordinated operations against the said gunmen.

    Sources added that the big man was very bitter with some security bosses for giving uncoordinated statements, he gave an example of the statement issued by police identifying the gunmen as rebels which the army rubbished and insisted that the attackers are criminal gangs.

    Sources said that Museveni directed all security bosses that before an operation is carried out, Gen. Saleh has to be informed and if it is an emergency, he has to be briefed not beyond five hours after the operation.

    “You know these gangs have started using tactics which President Museveni’s NRA rebels used especially when they started attacking security installation with the aim of stealing guns, didn’t you hear that the attackers at Gaddafi barracks in Jinja first strangled the UPDF soldier before firing bullets on his dead body?” a source said.

    He added that Museveni wants Gen. Saleh to use the same tactics they have previously used to fight gunmen.

    Another source said that there is a sharp division within security agencies and the president wants Gen. Saleh to fix it and save the situation.

    Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the special presidential senior advisor on operation, has been the supervisor of all the operations in the country.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Has Bobi Wine Finally Made Up His Mind To Replace Mpuuga With Zaake? Battle For LOP Position Rages On, NUP Speaks out…

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    L-R: Mityana municipality MP Zaake, LOP Mpuuga and NUP boss Bobi Wine

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General has rubbished allegations that his party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has written to Annet Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament, appointing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament replacing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba.

    Rubongoya said that the aim of people who are circulating allegations that Bobi Wine has fired Mpuuga is to disorganise opposition legislators and NUP members at large which they cannot accept as NUP leadership.

    The allegation come at a time when Bobi Wine has just blasted some of his party MPs and opposition at large for not supporting Zaake when he was protesting on the floor of parliament over the kidnapping of opposition supporters especially in Buganda.

    Thomas Tayebwa, the deputy speaker of parliament early this week sent Zaake to the parliament’s disciplinary committee for violating his orders when he insisted on commenting on the ongoing kidnaps in the country even after advising him on the right procedure to follow.

    However, Bobi Wine claims that it was wrong for Tayebwa to frustrate Zaake and praised Makindye West legislator Derrick Nyeko, Kasanda South’s Frank Kabuye, Nakaseke Central’s Allan Mayanja and Kilak South’s Gilbert Olanyah who stood with Zaake when he was protesting.

    Sources inside NUP revealed that Bobi Wine is very determined to drop all the opposition leadership in parliament because they are not respecting his orders and are in bed with the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party which he says is betrayal.

    Sources added that apart from Zaake, other people who are being vetted to replace Mpuuga include Busiro East’s Medard Lubega Ssegona and Kasanda North’s Patrick Oshabe Nsamba.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Buganda Premier Mayiga In Panic Over City Businessman Who Wants To Finish Him…

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    Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga

    Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has revealed that detectives from Old Kampala police station have kicked off investigation against a controversial city businessman for inciting Kisekka market youths against Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga.

    In an exclusive interview with theGrapevine, Onyango said that on Monday morning, Old Kampala police received information about angry Buganda youths who were threatening to cause insecurity at Bulange building which houses Buganda Kingdom headquarters.

    Onyango said that his police quickly saved the situation and arrested some of the youths who led the attack.

    He explained that preliminary investigation show that there might be a big man behind the goons who were hired from Kisekka market to bring tension and panic at Bulange building and against the person of Mayiga.

    “They are going to be charged with the offences of criminal trespass and inciting violence. However, investigations are ongoing and we might charge them with other offences because we are still looking for that person who is behind them,” Onyango said.

    Detectives at Old Kampala police told theGrapevine that they suspect that there is a top city tycoon who facilitated these youths to attack Buganda Kingdom.

    He added that they might be the ones who forged the signature of the Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi that was put on the letter suspending all works at all Kingdom institutions including clans headquarters, his palaces and at the Kingdom headquarters.

    In the forged letter, there were instructions directing UPDF and Uganda Police with immediate effect to stop providing security at the said Kingdom headquarters.

    Detectives added that the youths identified themselves as Kabaka Munyango and are the ones who normally escort Kabaka Mutebi when he is travelling internally.

    It is alleged the suspects wanted to stage a deadly protest against Kabaka as a way of provoking his security to fire bullets at them which would have resulted in bloodshed.

    The suspects were found with machetes and placards with writings pleading to Kabaka Mutebi to fire Mayiga over incompetence and corruption.

    Buganda Kingdom disowned the said letter insisting that it was not signed by Kabaka.

    However, sources within Mengo revealed that the letter was authored within Bulange by Mayiga’s enemies.

    Efforts to get a comment from Buganda Kingdom were futile as Noor Kiyimba, the Kingdom’s information and cabinet minister was not picking our calls by press time.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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