Zac: Were Museveni past terms about sleeping?

Activist Zac Niringiye sleeping during during the Free and Fair Elections convention in Kampala

Activist Zac Niringiye sleeping during during the Free and Fair Elections convention in Kampala

Activist Bishop Zac Niringiye wonders whether President Yoweri Museveni has just realised that he was all along asleep and now needs to awaken.

During his inaugural speech at Kololo on May 12, Museveni said his next term will be for hard work and no sleeping.

“In the coming 5 years, we are going to aggressively work hard,” he pledged threatening to discipline corrupt public civil servants the same way he disciplined the army.

“President Museveni said this is a term of working and not sleeping. Is the president admitting that past terms were about sleeping?” Zac queried while appearing on NBS TV Friday.

He said after 30 years, President Museveni is judged, not by what he says but what he has done; his track record.

Zac said for example, President Museveni initially backed the International Criminal Court [ICC] but is turning around “because he might be a candidate”.

“Not only does President Museveni have a credibility challenge but he also grapples with a legitimacy challenge.”

Zac who describes himself not as a politician but an activist for justice, says the injustices in this country are political.

“The last 22 months have been some of the saddest for this country. From police brutality to a fraudulent election, it’s all sad!”

The bishop says none of the past main events including the election, inauguration and election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker spell no hope for Uganda.

“Justice Kavuma (DCJ) who presided over the election of Speaker is the epitome of cadre judges in this country.”

He added: “Given the militarisation of almost everything in Uganda, we risk a repeat of history where power is passed on through a struggle.”

Museveni’s son-in-law Odrek Rwabwogo who appeared on the same show, had praised NRM’s democracy and progress in infrastructural development.

“You speak of roads constructed by this government but check every road in this country, there is a scandal. Corruption!” Zac shot out.

He said while Rwabwogo speaks of democracy, the last time he stood for an NRM position, it’s unclear whether what happened was democracy.

Rwabwogo who was battling Matayo Kyaligonza for the position of western NRM League vice chairperson, was asked to bow out of the race by the president.

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