Gen David Sejusa’s team says President Yoweri Museveni is beginning to discard NRA historicals prompting them to reject his “family project”.
Dr Vincent Magombe, the secretary of Sejusa’s party, Free Uganda, cites Haji Abdul Nadduli, the Luweero NRM chairperson who “has jumped to the defence of another NRA war veteran Major General Matayo Kyaligonza by accusing Museveni of siding with his son-in-law, Odrek Rwabwogo, in a plot to eclipse the political career of Major General Kyaligonza and replace him by with Rwabwogo”.
NTV quoted Nadduli criticising President Museveni for being silent about his son-in-law’s intention to unseat a senior member of the party from the position of Vice-Chairperson of Western region.
The vocal Luweero leader was referring to a recent decision by Rwabwogo to contest against Major General Matayo Kyaligonza for the NRM position in next year’s election.
According to Magombe, Museveni “is adamant in his drive to get rid of all his former comrades from the centre of the NRM political machine, as he believes that they are an impediment to his ‘FAMILY PROJECT’ which is meant to ultimately consolidate political power in the hands of his own extended family”.
Magombe points out that majority of Museveni’s bush-time comrades are convinced that the Museveni presidency “should be terminated immediately” and that Museveni should not be allowed to stand in the 2016 elections.
He says although senior war veterans have decided not to speak publically against Museveni, in the way that General Sejusa, Colonel Kizza Besigye, and now the likes of Haji Abdul Nadduli and Major General Matayo Kyaligonza are doing, the wheel is turning fast.
Magombe cites the “widening cracks” within the NRM party referring to it as ‘the crumbling of the Museveni regime from inside’.
“Museveni is said to be aware of this extreme situation that is developing around him, but he is totally at loss as to how to contain it. More so when he now finds himself face to face with a broader People Power Revolt that is incrementally being fermented by wide-ranging anti-regime forces.”
According to Magombe, the internal divisions within the NRM party and the visibly evolving anti-Museveni sentiments among senior war-time comrades are rocking Museveni’s hold onto power much more than at any other time of during his nearly 30-year old rule.
“As a result, the regime is becoming extremely weak and exposed to the impending People Power Revolt, with a real possibility of total collapse of the dictatorship when the People’s moment of action finally arrives.”
Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, was not readily available for a comment.