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Kabuleta: Compelling opponents to declare source of funding won’t save Museveni

Joseph Kabuleta speaking at the launch of his presidential bid on July 01. Courtesy Photo

Presidential hopeful Joseph Kabuleta says laws such as one requiring presidential candidates to declare their source of funding will not keep President Yoweri Museveni in power any longer.

Museveni recently assented to four electoral laws, including the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

The others are Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Political Parties and Organisations (Amendment) Bill 2019.

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2019 now requires candidates to declare their funding sources a fortnight after their nomination.

In pushing for this clause, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party argued it wanted to block meddling from wrong foreign elements.

Aspirants and agents convicted of soliciting and/or obtaining funds from banned organisations like terrorist groups will face five years in jail.

But Kabuleta, who declared his presidential bid at the start of the month, says the requirement for declaration of funding sources exposes Museveni’s known tricks.

“The beauty of this guy and his minions is that they are very predictable,” wrote Kabuleta..

Announcing his interest to run for the top office on July 01, Kabuleta assured Ugandans he would win “and you can take that to the bank.”

He has now emphasized that nothing, including any “amount of new laws will prolong this dictatorship.”

“We are here to ROCK [Reclaim Our Country and Kin] this nation,” he added.

The former sports journalist and Watchman Ministries has also said he won’t join any opposition alliance unless he is the joint presidential candidate.

Kabuleta is one of over 40 Ugandans that have expressed interest in challenging Museveni in next year’s presidential election.

Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986 and will likely hold the NRM flag to seek five more years at the helm.

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