Gwanga extols Biraaro-Kamya, cheers Besigye-Lukwago suffering


The presidential advisor on security in Buganda region says he doesn’t see any serious opposition leader in Uganda, apart from Maj Gen Benon Biraaro.

Farmers Party president, Maj Gen Benon Biraaro, came fifth in the February 2016 general elections with a 0.27% of the total vote.

In March, the former presidential candidate took it upon himself to try and broker a dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and FDC’s Kizza Besigye in an attempt to bring an end to the impasse between the two men.

President Museveni was declared winner with 60 percent followed by Dr. Kizza Besigye with 35 percent thought the latter refused to accept the outcomes.

Biraaro who accuses Museveni of betraying the NRA principles asked the two leaders to put the safety and security of Uganda first, then their personal egos after.

Appearing on a local television last week, Brig. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga confessed that he admired Biraaro more than the likes of Besigye and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

“The only serious opposition person I see is Gen. Benon Biraaro.”

He said Besigye, who is currently imprisoned at Luzira on treason charges, created the environment that is now dealing with him.

“I don’t sympathize with him. Kizza Besigye is in his current situation due to indiscipline: Why did he join politics?”

As for his defiance campaign, Gwanga wondered FDC is defying.

“If they are defying, why did they swear in Parliament?”

He also took a swing on Lukwago who he accused of arrogance and militarism.

“Lukwago is arrogant and a bit militaristic. He forgets that Kampala belongs to President Museveni.”

Gwanga welcomed the appointment of Uganda Federal Alliance president as minister for Kampala.

“I like Beti Kamya. I knew her father. She is pragmatic. Maybe we are going to have a change in Kampala.”

He said politicians who bribe voters or ferry supporters are bad politicians, noting that President Museveni is not one such politician.

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