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Mirundi Warns Museveni: You Should Also Expect Blood In Bobi Wine’s Gov’t, The Boy Will Carry Out Revenge Against Your Family

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President Museveni’s Senior Adviser on Media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has also joined other Ugandans to condemn the brutal treatment of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi wine and his colleagues.

Speaking with anger on Pearl FM radio, the former presidential press secretary warned that what his boss President Yoweri Museveni’s men did to the youthful and visionary leader Bobi Wine planted a seed of revenge in the future.

He said that it’s very clear locally and internationally that Bobi Wine is a threat to the ruling party which Museveni chairs and the Opposition. The political analyst said that the state is aware that Bobi is pulling huge numbers of youth who want change and can no longer listen to Museveni’s slogans of we fought and his achievements of fighting deadly diseases like polio.

He wondered why his boss’ men acted in the manner they did to a young person like Bobi who he knows is likely to take power. He said that in 1980, nobody thought that Museveni could take power, that’s why he was ignored and he was not humiliated like his men did to this young politician (Bobi Wine).

“These people have made a great mistake by creating a big gap between their family and the people who are going to be in power in future. They have humiliated and tortured them. They now fear nothing because they were detained in the military barracks.  The Museveni I worked for was not like that and if things don’t change, those boys are likely to also revenge against the families of those who tortured them when they take power,” Mirundi said.

He told his boss that everybody knows that the future president is not in government that’s why police officers are no longer tormenting opposition leaders but are hiding them and giving them way to escape.

He said that the police also know that there are a few people who are benefiting from the National cake. They are eating well, building abroad and taking their children to good schools at the expense of others.

He added that right now, it’s only SFC which is loyal to the president that’s why they act violently knowing that other security Agencies can’t help them.

“Why don’t you ask yourself the reason why police commanders of that region were suspended, they see that when they tortured Muwanga Kivumbi he is now a very powerful member of parliament, Betty Nambooze is also very influential.” He said that it’s the reason why the commandant of the land force UPDF Peter Elweru is no longer speaking and bragging the way he was doing after the hostile attack on the Rwezururu palace where a number of people were killed.

He said that Elweru knows very well that he can be arrested and paraded before the International Criminal Court (ICC) if Museveni abandons him because his case is already in ICC.

He revealed that other government officials like Gen Katumba Wamala are silent on the ongoing torture allegations because they very well know that at one time, they will be answerable for the atrocities they committed to Ugandans.

Mirundi said that other people in powerful offices are not happy with the way Museveni handles his opponents. He noted that Charles Peter Mayiga is among the silent annoyed people, he was arrested by Museveni men, tortured and paraded in the middle of the game reserve.

He added that in Museveni’s government, there are three governments which are misleading him so that they can take power. “These are mafias’ who are only targeting money, some are fired by Museveni but leave spies around him who update them on whatever happens.”

He wondered the intelligence capacity of the president’s handlers especially on a political matter like the arrest of Bobi Wine, a civilian and charging him in the military court.

He advised that such things are going to dent the image of the court martial. He predicted that the chairperson of the court is going to cut weight and his big stomach is going reduce because they are going to disturb him knowing that it’s a Kangaroo court.

The presidential adviser didn’t spare the first Deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali, who he blasted for being used like a fool to read a statement which shamed him in parliament that Bobi was found with a gun(s).

Mirundi said that there is no one who can believe Ali’s statement because Bobi does not have any gun record. He reminded Gen Ali that he (Mirundi) was a very active journalist when he was arrested beaten by Museveni men on allegations that he was found with ammunition.

“I looked at Moses Ali and I remembered when he was put behind the pick up without clothes and driven from Mengo to Impala house. People don’t remember their history.”

He wondered why Ali had to read such a document. “Where were those boys who eat Museveni’s money to read it. You can’t use me like they use Ali,” Mirundi boasted

Mirundi advised his boss that instead harassing innocent young politicians like Bobi, he should put his strength in the NRM secretariat because it’s the one which has failed to deliver success for the party in the by-elections. He said people at the secretariat are only after money and don’t care about Museveni’s future and that of the NRM.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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The Blind Cannot Lead The Clear-Sighted; Kyagulanyi Is Lost And Blind – President M7’s Office Responds To Bobi Wine Over Arua Jibe

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The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) through the office of the party chairman who is also the president have responded to Bobi Wine over his attack on President Museveni.

While in Arua yesterday, During the area MP Kassiano Wadri’s thanksgiving ceremony, Bobi told president Museveni that his days are numbered. He warned the president to stop telling him to stick to music because he didn’t also stick to cattle keeping.

In a message on their page, the president’s office said, “Kyaddondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), has been quoted as saying that the days of the National Chairman of NRM, President Yoweri Museveni, are numbered. The MP was speaking in Arua over the weekend.

In making the statement, the MP forgot to say that so many detractors have predicted doom and wished the NRM National Chairman ill luck for longer than anyone can remember but he has broken all records conceivable to be who and where he is. Only God can number his days.”

They added, “Instead, it is Kyagulanyi’s days that are numbered. Why? He attempted to jump into the deep end without any iota of intellectual and ideological propulsion leading to shameful spectacles such as the failure to define “fiscal policy concepts” as the world recently witnessed on live TV that left the MP with egg on his face. In comparison, when National Chairman Museveni was breaking his teeth in mainstream politics, he was so sophisticated in his ideas that Ugandans didn’t believe he was one of them. They were used to mediocrity and incoherence. When, eventually, he proved that his ideas were not meant for America or Europe but for Uganda, they embraced him and have never looked back since.

Ugandans expect no less a level of grasp and articulation of ideas decades on. Museveni’s being 33 years in power is not accidental but incidental to personal preparation and natural endowment.

When he told Kyagulanyi to concentrate on music, National Chairman Museveni was advising the manic junior politician against parading himself cluelessly in elevated circles of leadership without first garnering minimum thought and grasp of concepts, let alone articulating them to publics. High level leadership is far detached from music, comedy and social scandal. Any budding leader with hope of building a career to talk of would take such counsel in good faith and learn from the best.”

“The blind cannot lead the clear-sighted; Ugandans are clear-sighted, Kyagulanyi is lost and blind.
In Luganda they say: Nantabulirirwa asabala gwa bbumba (He who is hard of hearing takes the clayey path-and sinks in the marsh-despite being warned).

In Runyankole they say: Obinga ibiri, imutsiga (He who chases two animals in one go loses both). That’s the unfolding story of Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine!” they said.

By Doreen Menezer

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Why Didn’t You Stick To Cattle Keeping – Bobi Blasts Museveni For Telling Him To Leave Politics

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Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has blasted president Museveni for telling him to leave music and stick to Music.
While addressing locals in Arua municipality, during the area MP Kassiano Wadri’s victory party, Bobi, who already declared that he is ready to stand against president Museveni in the 2021 elections, told him that he would also have stuck to cattle keeping.

“You said that I should stick to music alone but remember when you were my age, you did not stick to keeping cattle. When you were my age, you were busy interacting with cows and goats but at my age I have been interacting with the common people. How can you say you went to the bush to fight against oppression and to install democracy yet 33 years later you cannot have democracy in your own party?” Bobi Said amidst cheers from the crowd.

Bobi told them to have the same courage they exhibited during the Arua by elections come 2021 and exercise their rights.

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IS THIS THE TRUE BESIGYE? Amanya Mushega’s Letter Blasting Besigye Resurrects – Your Style And Content Of Leadership Raises Concern, Learn To Respect And Appreciate The Contribution Of Others However Small

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As the battle on who will represent the opposition in the next general election rages on, with many people calling upon Besigye, who has stood for presidency on four occasions and failed, to rally behind Kyadondo Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, a letter written by Amanya Mushega has surfaced revealing Besigye’s true characters.

In the letter, which was written by Amanya Mushega four years ago, the FDC regional vice president for western Uganda asked Besigye to tolerate different points of view and genuinely welcome, respect, appreciate and accommodate those who hold a different point of view.

Besigye, Mbabazi and Mao in a TDA meeting before the 2016 elections

The opposition is currently split on who to front in the next general elections with many voices calling upon all opposition heads to rally behind one candidate who should stand against President Museveni. A similar feat was done in the 2016 elections under The Democratic Alliance (TDA) but Besigye jumped out of the TDA ship at the last minute and refused to rally behind the TDA candidate Amama Mbabazi. He later stood on the FDC party ticket and came out second with 3,508,687 votes to Museveni who garnered 5,971,872 votes. The TDA candidate Amama Mbabazi was third with a paltry 136,519. There are fears that this might happen again come 2021.

Below is Amanya Mushega’s letter:

Dear Col. (rtd) Dr Kizza Besigye,

In your interview with one of the local English papers, you insinuated that in my earlier interview with the same paper, l was trying to speak on behalf of president Mugisha Muntu, yet I am not his spokesperson, and that Muntu is competent to speak for himself.

I’m writing this letter to you directly to let you know that l gave my views in my personal capacity. I hold no position in FDC but l have views based on experience in leadership on a fairly long period of reading, observing and in some cases practices.

You stated that in 1999, you approached some of us to leave the Movement and when we failed; you decided to start the work of ‘heavy lifting’ to remove the dictatorship and that you left the Movement for that purpose.

For how long will this ‘heavy lifting be a personal obligation and mission? The fact is that you did not leave the Movement; you just run for the office of the President under the Movement system. There were some members who moved a motion that Mr President be declared a sole candidate in 2000. Some of those movers are now victims of that thinking, some of us openly opposed this move and argued that you were free to stand. We even advised against the efforts to have you arrested and victimised. Your ‘entasiima’.

By the way, to refresh your memory, just 10 years earlier in 1989, you led a team to draft a resolution for a constitutional amendment to extend NRM rule and hence the leadership of President Museveni for an extra five years which was passed.

Then you were the most trusted confidant of the NRM leadership. Only a sole voice, Omulongo Waswa Ziritwawula opposed this move and resigned his seat in Parliament in protest. If you had joined him to fight the nascent ‘dictatorship’, perhaps the course of history of this country would have been different.

We may recall that when the Constitution was being amended to remove term limits, there were many clear voices in and outside Parliament who opposed it and some paid and are still paying a price. Not everyone succumbed to money offers. This was before FDC was formed. And FDC was not founded by a single individual or group. It was a culmination of efforts by several groups and tendencies, to forge a common home for a common effort and purpose.

You may recall my long discussion with you in South Africa in 2004. Many others did visit you. Learn to appreciate that there were other strugglers before you then and there are many others now.

The issues that concern you that I raised in that interview and which l still hold were;

1. You had turned on your word as recorded live on NTV and many other forms of media.

2. That you had not supported your successor Gen. Mugisha Muntu

3. That you had set up parallel structures and centres of power.

I can now add that you don’t easily tolerate different points of view and you don’t genuinely welcome and accommodate those who hold a different point of view. Case in a point, during the Namboole delegates conference in 2010 that elected you for the second term as president, Hon. Wandera Martin was publically announced that he had been appointed unopposed as secretary for labour.

Later on at the first NEC meeting at party headquarters, a meeting you chaired, it was raised that actually there were other people who had been nominated but papers not presented. To cut the long story short, Wandera was dropped and replaced by another person. The real reason, he had supported Muntu. Wandera is alive.

My brother Besigye, you are free to change your mind and you are entitled to run again, but if you do so, say so and why, rather than attacking people who raise that issue as you did in the interview referred to above. You actually state in the same interview that you stood because of the trust voters have in you that is not transferable to another candidate of the same party.

You also pointed that there was a deficit in that trust in your absence and that there was insufficient resolve by leaders in your absence to fight for reforms. Did you really think through this? If you did and it’s true, then your style and content of leadership raises concern. Please learn to respect and appreciate the contribution of others however small or insufficient from your point of view.

If it’s personal to you as if new voters have not come on board and some in the old voters register passed on, then this is in itself failed leadership. When you stepped down, I told some leaders at that time that you had stepped down tacticfully in order to come back with a bang as flag bearer. So your coming back was not a surprise to me, what surprised was the spurious reasons you advanced.

You started a parallel sect dubbed ‘activists’ from the top to the districts level. I will not delve into its activities. My view is that a leader’s role is to reconcile and harmonise different points of view in order to advance a common goal and purpose. Styles of struggle will always be there in any organised society. We should also learn to tolerate different points of view and respond to them without insinuations.

Finally, let me make it clear to all concerned that whoever gets elected and in spite of the attacks and labels put against me by some of your ardent supporters and campaign handlers, we shall support the party and its leadership at all levels.

— Nuwe Amanya Mushega

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