Luweero NRM District Chairperson, Hajji Abdul Nadduli, has faulted President Yoweri Museveni, for sending a “boy” and his son in-law, Odrek Rwabwogo, to fight and a NRM historical.
Nadduli was speaking to NTV in an interview following complaints by NRM vice chairperson western Uganda, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, who accuses Museveni of allowing his son in-law to unseat him.
Kayligonza says although this has caused a bit of divisions, he is ready to compete all the same.
Rwabwogo on his part says the NRM is currently run by kind of a class of bureaucrats and people who seem to forget those foundations.
He is on record for accusing Amama Mbabazi of “killing the NRM ideology as Secretary General of the party he never visited any university to teach NRM ideology”.
While Rwabwogo agrees Kyaligonza is his greatest hero, he thinks its time for young blood to take over.
Nadduli supports Kyaligonza
Nadduli, however, says Museveni is going overboard in this case.
“He (Kyaligonza) is a bush war veteran from the FRONASA days. Is it because Rwabwogo married the president’s daughter?” he queried.
Nadduli says a “mere boy” cannot be allowed to challenge a fighter, a historical and FRONASA hero.
“You (Museveni) send a boy (Rwabwogo) against him (Kyaligonza)? In that way, is that right?”
Nadduli told NTV the move will raise fears that Museveni is creating a political dynasty full or relatives and family members.
“The president is partially to blame. Kyaligonza played a great role in the Luweero bush war. Let Museveni forgive his people so that Ugandans do not look at westerners as a problem.”
He said some people struggled a lot for the regime but the historicals have never given Museveni such powers as grooming his successor.
He gave an example of Gen David Sejusa who has been in intelligence since 1982 saying it was time to consider his concerns.
Sejusa fell out with Museveni over the Muhoozi project (accused Museveni of grooming Muhoozi Kainerugaba, his son to succeed him) in 2013 leading to his exile.
Nadduli who will not run for chairperson of NRM next year, says Museveni should think twice before diving the party and the population.