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    Deep Analysis On Lt. Gen. Muhoozi’s Presidential Ambitions And Historical Facts Of A True Statesman And A Forgiving President; Will It Be Parliament Or People To Bring Muhoozi Into Power….

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    Land forces commander Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba (R) and the writer Eng. Mbagira (L)

    Political philosophers such as Niccole Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes have explained politics very well and I am extremely privileged to deeply dissect the political analysis of the unstoppable power of Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainarugaba.

    It’s only the Elite class, who are clever and insightful thinkers who will definitely understand this complex and complicated political logical analysis.

    Currently, all the political opponents of President Museveni are certainly aware that Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is fully prepared to succeed his liberal father and even the most historical, who were against Lt. Gen. Muhoozi’s political ambitions, are gradually accepting defeat upon realizing that they have no option apart from joining the winning team.

    But interestingly, they are aware that he is going to elevate many new comers on board.

    In France, Louis Rose ascended to the throne when he was four years old and assumed actual control over the government in 1661, at the age of twenty-three, the state over which he reigned was nearly bankrupt; the generals and officers of the army saw their sources of money and privilege drying up and this is the same precedence why most historicals are not in support of the Muhoozi project.

    But again, the chief planner outsmarts all of them combined and they are going to be retired from the army due to their disloyalty and he will usher in his new force of loyal cadres ready to fight to the last man.

    In politics, there are three classes; the nominal selectorate, the real selectorate, and the winning Coalition.

    The nominal selectorate (wanayachi) includes everyone eligible to vote and they are always in bandwagon and politically they have a less say, can easily be manipulated but are the majority and currently, they are praising Gen. muhoozi as their next president.

    I don’t know if their support is genuine.

    Muhoozi in Jinja

    Another class is the real selectorate, these are very influential in our society, the likes of all political leaders, RDCs.

    That explains the recent match between the MPs and the army in celebration of Gen. Muhoozi’s birthday. A few days after, Chairpersons  LC5’s and RDCs openly vowed to support him in the presidential bid.

    The last group is a winning coalition and their support is essential and these include judges, military officers, and senior civil servants.

    Currently, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is silently developing a symbiotic relationship with his inner circle where many youths with development project proposals are being supported and these are powerful elite civilian that are always on social media defending him.

    This group has outshined the NUP extremist social media group and I can confidently prophesy that Muhoozi’s regime will be similar to his uncle’s in Rwanda or former president of Ghana Rawling’s.

    I know the opponents are afraid of being detained, liquidated, arrested and tortured or being subjected to all sorts of molestation (the military regime Akuna muchezo).

    In reality, Uganda needs a peacemaker as leader who has the capacity to reconcile and unite people regardless their political affiliation, and over years, President Museveni has been at the fore front of reconciliation.

    Many people could not believe that Museveni could pardon his longtime critic Chris Rwakasisi, but he did.

    During his time as minister, Rwakasisi warned Museveni and his supporters that if they were not careful, he was going to finish them off such that the incoming generation would ask what they looked like.

    “Mugambire Museveni na beene wabo ngu nitwiija kukashanga luwero tukatsigyeyo”, literally translated to mean, “tell this museveni and his kinsmen that we will follow him in Luweero and kill him”.

    He further made other ridiculous statements like when he was chairing a meeting in Kamukuzi Hall, addressing UPC youth wingers on how to expel Rwandans, Rwakasisi reportedly said, “let me ask you. When a dog litters puppies in a cows’ kraal, do the puppies turn into calves?”

    Rwakasisi used his powerful oratory skills to instill fear among those who sought to oppose the UPC regime. He was the only minister who had female escorts and very beautiful female drivers and while addressing rallies across the country, Rwakasisi would assure his listeners that not even God could remove Obote and UPC from office.

    Remember, Rwakasisi was the only man who could enter Obote’s bedroom while armed, the man was extremely bitter and proud but eventually President Museveni forgave the man and this ranked him as a leader who doesn’t believe in revenge. Due to his kind heart, the country has been able to move forward.

    Conclusively, it may sound illusion and unrealistic but phenotypically, Gen. Muhoozi has most of his father’s characters and it’s ridiculous that most people have been critizing him negatively.

    Even Lee Kuan Yew’s son, Lee Hsien Loong faced the same criticism in Singapore but eventually succeeded his father and I believe the Muhoozi project is no longer a myth but a reality. The most important question that we should all ask is who will choose Lt. Gen. Muhoozi?

    Will it be parliament or the general public!

    But as a political analyst, the safest route would be the parliamentary system and expect him to retire from the army very soon, plus of course, that bill will very soon be tabled on the floor of parliament

     

    The writer Eng. Godfrey Mbagira is the founder of GOAM Youth Voice Uganda and Socio-Political activist.

    FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport

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    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC

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