Saturday, July 8, 2017

#Museveni’s Dream for #LifePresidency in #Uganda is a step too far - #AgeLimit


The renewed rape of the Ugandan constitution is unforgivable. [Some reflections on Museveni’s plan to become President for Life and why Ugandans may have to act now to stop him – By Dr Vincent Magombe, Secretary Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU – 09/07/2017]
Ugandans can be incredibly patient and courteous. But when they are taken for granted, their fight-back can be extremely decisive and resolute. The increasingly overt political machinations by Mr. Yoweri Museveni to change the Ugandan constitution so that he can run for President beyond the mandated 75-age limit is, by any measure, a step too far.
Just like Field Marshal Idi Amin, Mr. Museveni now wants to be Life President, and like during the dying days of the Idi Amin regime, the abuses of the citizens’ rights and freedoms are not only gross but they have effectively become the norm. How incredible it is that Museveni seems to have forgotten that When Idi Amin declared himself Life President and his violation of the citizens’ rights became unbearable, Ugandans acted to remove him.
Mr Yoweri Museveni’s FRONASA was one of the Ugandan fighting groups, which, with the assistance of the Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), fought to liberate Uganda from the Idi Amin dictatorship. Today, once again Ugandans are being tested to the very limits of their patience and generosity by Museveni’s pugnacious belligerence, heartlessness and callous insensitivity, as he contemplates actualizing his long-planned plot to make himself life president.
Ugandans are having to make a tough choice - to allow or not to allow Mr. Museveni to continue destroying the country with such impunity. The shameless determination to abuse and rape the Ugandan constitution in order to provide for Museveni to stand as presidential candidate beyond the current 75-year age limit, is not only causing profound anxiety, but also rejuvenating memories of past historical junctures when Ugandan citizens lost their fear and decided to confront the ‘bad guys’ using all means available to them.
Ultimately, the man responsible for this turn of events is none other than Museveni himself. And he, Museveni, must be prepared to answer for his actions when the right time comes. There is a modern saying that goes like this: “…when a man wraps dry banana leaves around himself, and sets the grass in the vicinity on fire, who else can he blame if his own banana leaves catch fire?” The Struggle Continues.

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Museveni's Dream for Life Presidency in Uganda is a step too far. The renewed rape of the Ugandan constitution is unforgivable. [Some reflections on Museveni's plan to become President for Life and...

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