Former minister Hajji Abdul Nadduli has reportedly demanded answers as to what he could have done to his former boss, Ugandan president Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni or his family to deserve whatever he is going through.
Nadduli is one of the surviving ‘heroes’ of Museveni’s National Resistance Army (NRA) bush war, a struggle that paved way for Gen Museveni’s rise to power in 1986, occupying the country’s top office for nearly four decades since then. Hajji Nadduli previously served as the national vice chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Buganda.
Since being dropped from cabinet in 2019, Nadduli has been an unhappy man. His life in the political cold has in recent months been worsened by his son Jakana Sulayiman Nadduli’s arrest and detention on charges of promoting sectarianism against Banyarwanda and Baganda tribes, and later his (Jakana’s) death.
Following Jakana’s burial, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, the singer and politician who leads Uganda’s main opposition National Unity Platform (NUP), led a delegation from the party to mourn with the former Museveni minister in Nakaseke District.
During the visit, Nadduli was reportedly interested in knowing what he had done to Museveni or his family to deserve what he was going through, and Bobi Wine says the former minister told him he would like to know what wrong he committed against Uganda’s longest serving president.
“‘What did I do to him or his family to deserve this? Namukolaki?’ Mzee Hajj Abdul Nadduli asked at least three times when we met!” wrote Bobi Wine. “Just been informed that at least seven of his family members were violently abducted by drones in the wee hours of the morning. We all need to pray for him.”
It should be remembered that days after Jakana’s death, photos appeared indicating that one of former minister Abdul Nadduli’s grand children had had his ear cut off. (See Details Here).