Raila should ‘meddle’ in Uganda 2016 elections.
By Dikembe via Facebook
You already know we supporters of Agwambo don’t like Yoweri Museveni. We think he has outlived his usefulness to the people of Uganda. We also think he meddles in Kenya’s politics and thinks we (read jubilee regime) owe him something.
Truth is, he played a major role in letting President Uhuru off the ICC hook. This he did by lobbying AU to be intransigent. And the AU intransigence led to several amendments of the Rome Statute.
We in CORD too didn’t want the Hague route. Whether President Uhuru’s supporters appreciate this fact is not our problem. At a time when PNU and a rebel ODM group led by a Mr William Ruto favoured the Hague over a ‘local tribunal’, we staked our chins out. They told us not to be ‘vague’. They wanted the ‘Hague’.
And when they got it they turned around and blamed us for it. But this is too well known.
For the first time ever; President Yoweri Museveni has a challenger. The challenger is within his own NRM party. Forget the opposition in Uganda. Too disjointed.
Rt. Hon. Patrick Amama Mbazazi!
His long serving comrade and right hand man Amama Mbazazi is challenging him. The two were together in the Bush. The two built NRM and unified Uganda, together. Yoweri became President and leader of NRM. Mbazazi rose through the ranks to become Prime Minister and Secretary General of NRM. Now he wants to challenge Museveni.
Mwanda ok en diend ng’ato – Luo proverb!
Yoweri doesn’t like it. He has written a very long long letter telling, indirectly, Rt. Hon. Mbazazi not to vie. He claims Mbazazi is engaging in ‘premature electioneering’. Mbazazi has responded to his letter, telling him to ’embrace the culture of peaceful handover of power’.
â€œThe coming election is not simply about a change of leader, but about changing systems in Uganda for this generation and generations to come. We simply must join those nations where a change of guard happens regularly and through the ballot. It is time for a peaceful transition,â€ writes Mbazazi to Museveni.
Whatever is going on in NRM should excite CORD and appal JAP; both Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta are sure to be following keenly. Uganda holds the key to an EAC ‘spring’.
Museveni’s defeat in 2016 will be bad news to Uhuru. Museveni retaining power in 2016 will be the emotional and mental captivation jubilee supporters badly need to vote like chicken (kut kut kut phenomenon) again.
In 2017, the political landscape of East Africa community will be quite different from what it is today. Tanzania is going to the ballot this October. President Jakaya Kikwete has ended two terms and not seeking unconstitutional third term. A mind-boggling pool of 36 candidates on his CCM party have declared interest to succeed him, the latest being former UN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro. The opposition CHADEMA also has its share of presidential aspirants, revealing what a political circus is going on down south.
Burundi is still burning. Rwanda is apprehensive, with Paul Kagame’s massive PR urging the people to change the constitution so that he clings on beyond 2017. It is in this geo-political environment that Yoweri Museveni finds himself staring – for the first time ever – a credible opponent within his own NRM outfit!
And because Museveni will likely meddle in Kenya’s elections in 2017, my take is that Tinga should meddle in his election in 2016. Unlike Uhuru, a regional novice by all definitions, Tinga is household name in Uganda.
Let us not forget that while Raila Odinga supported Museveni against the Opposition Kizza Besigye, Museveni did not return a hand.
CORD strategists like Oduor Ong’wen should begin to revitalize their Kampala networks. Rt. Hon. Mbazazi should make Museveni sweat. A stronger Museveni is bad for CORD. It is in our own ‘national interest’ to weaken Museveni and, if possible, eject him. Ugandans need our help.
We must bring democracy to Uganda ‘by all means’.The East Africa of post-2017 is likely to have new heads. The region is ripe for takeoff!
Finer details of our strategy can however not be shared on Facebook.
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