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‘Muhoozi is a Reckless General Who Has Nothing Except the Gun and A Birth Certificate Indicating Museveni as His Father’

People’s Front for Transition (PFT) Deputy Chairperson Erias Lukwago has described first son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, saying he has nothing to offer Uganda’s except his identity as the child of Uganda’s longest-serving post-independence president Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni. 

Lukwago, who is also the Kampala Lord Mayor, says that it should be clear to Ugandans that President Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 following a five-year blood-letting war that left hundreds of thousands dead, is plotting to have his son succeed him.

A celebrated city lawyer and opposition politician, Lukwago says that Muhoozi’s recently concluded 48th birthday celebrations and the gross political pronouncements therewith point a clear succession plan from father to son.

Since 2013 when former spymaster Gen David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuuza) first alleged there was a plot to eliminate Ugandan top government officials opposed to a plan that would see Lt Gen Kainerugaba succeed Gen Museveni, the country’s political analysts has debated the ‘Muhoozi Project’ whenever the issue of transition from an elderly Museveni has come up.

Weeks ago, Kainerugaba claimed that he was never interested in power but Gen Sejusa and some other haters made Ugandans love him through his enemies’ allegation of the so-called Muhoozi Project.

Both father and son have previously denied the presence of ‘Muhoozi Project.’ But during his birthday parties’ speeches and Twitter posts, the first son has hinted on a possible 2026 presidential run. In one of the tweets, he said he and his team would win power, perhaps the loudest hint that he wants to succeed his father as president. (Read Story Here).

Lukwago says Museveni and Muhoozi are now “driving a new agenda,” which is “succession or to push for succession.” The Lord Mayor says citizens must “pull up our socks” and resist  “the new dimension of the entrenchment of a personal rule, new entrenchment of dictatorship” in Uganda.

'Muhoozi is a Reckless General Who Has Nothing Except the Gun and A Birth Certificate Indicating Museveni as His Father'
Erias Lukwago

Speaking at Justice Forum (Jeema) offices in Kampala where the PFT recently held its State of the Nation Debate on the topic of succession and transition, Lukwago preached unity among the forces of change as one way of ensuring that efforts to reject the ‘drama’ of succession from Museveni to Muhoozi do not fail.

“Let us bury our differences and the partisan interests we have. We all belong to different political formations. Now is not time for us to compete against each other. It is not time for us to draw daggers against each other,” the Lord Mayor appealed.

He warned that if Ugandans do not come out and resist the Muhoozi-Museveni succession plot, the state machinery might propel a “very reckless” Gen Kainerugaba to the country’s top seat.

Lukwago, who is also the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Deputy President for the Central Region, emphasized: “I have never seen a very reckless four-star general like Muhoozi; he is extremely reckless.”

He then went on to criticize the first son, who is the Commander of UPDF Land Forces and his father’s senior advisor on special operations, as having nothing much to offer to Ugandans and as being unqualified to be president “apart from the gun and the birthday certificate reading that Museveni is his father.”

Lukwago’s statement came before a fearless opposition MP told Museveni to give his son Muhoozi a list of his properties, boldly telling him that Ugandans will not allow the first son to inherit Uganda from father as if it is his personal property. (Read Story Here).

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Pearl Times Reporter
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