Niringiye: Museveni despises us, thrives on violence


Retired Bishop Zac Niringiye says Uganda’s biggest problem is dictatorship and personal rule.

According to the cleric, the problem with Uganda isn’t policies.

“The problem with this country is dictatorship,” he said while appearing on NBS TV morning breeze last week.

“An empty podium. Personal rule. That’s the problem,” the cleric maintained.

He said the biggest challenge Uganda has as a country now is transition from President Museveni.

Speaking on the presidential live TV debate which Museveni avoided, Zac said that the debate happened without him is good news.

“This country is going to move forward without Museveni.”

He added: “It’s sad for this country to have a president who despises us and assumes it is us accountable to him.”

As if that was not bad enough, continued Zac, President Museveni chose to address his post-debate press conference in Runyankole-Rukiga.

Speaking at the Rwakitura conference, Museveni called the debate a “talking competition” for school kids, saying he had no time to waste in such.

Aside from Museveni, Zac said each candidate pointed out very important issues but “I feel there wasn’t enough attention to the empty podium”.

He said Maureen Kyalya used strong language but made a point that Dr Kizza Besigye augmented: “women in power and tokenism”.

“Besigye, Mbabazi had it right when they said Uganda’s biggest challenge is the dictatorship.”

Zac said because of the way “violence has often worked in the favour of our president”, it seems as though he [Museveni] thrives on violence.

“We don’t want to see Bujumbura in Kampala,” he pointed out.

He asked all peace lovers to come out and speak up.

According to Zac, Uganda has nothing it is selling or making as per now wondering what kind of future was in store for the country.

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