Opinion: The Coup d’etat of 1986 continues to this day!
The Coup d’etat of 1986 where Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was sworn-in on the 29th January 1986. Since then he has never left. He went to civil war against Uganda People’s Congress and the Second Term of President Dr. Milton Obote. For reasons, which he himself embodies over the years. The rigged election of 1980 are similar to ones today. National Resistance Movment (NRM) are doing the same with his rigged Electoral Commission. Delivering the results he needs and not the will of the people.
We should have seen this day of his Life Presidency a long time ago, as he ended these words on the steps of the Parliament on the 26th January 1986:
“To conclude, I am appealing to those people who are trying to resist us to come and join us because they will be integrated. They should not waste their time trying to fight us because they cannot defeat us. If they could not defeat us when there were just 27 of us with 27 guns, how can they defeat this army which you saw here? They cannot defeat us, first of all, because we have a correct line in politics which attracts everyone. Secondly, we have a correct line of organisation. Thirdly, our tactics are correct. We have never made a mistake either in strategy or tactical calculation. I am, therefore, appealing to these people not to spill more blood, especially of the young men who are being misled by older people who should know better” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 26.01.1986).
President Museveni said it back then and acts similar as the Constitutional Amendment Number 2, the Raphael Magyezi Private Bill that got voted in twice today. Will now be written into law. So President Museveni can stand again as President in the next election in 2023. He can stand for two more terms. That means he would have official 7 terms in office. Unofficially 9 terms, as nobody are counting the first decade of his rule.
We can question the moral judgment of the all the Members of Parliament who voted to lift the Age Limit. The Article 102(b) who was part of the Constitution to safeguard and to make sure the President wasn’t of advanced age and had the mental capacity to do the job and represent the people in all aspects. Clearly, it wasn’t about discrimination of the elderly. Then the same MPs has to change the laws for others Civil Servants and not let them retire so early. Since the President should be that special of a person.
It is incredible, that a Liberator, a so-called Revolutionary are going to this step to stay in power. That he goes to this length, pushes the buttons at this stage and amputate the Constitution in his favor. Pays the NRM MPs and also others in favor of it with 40 Million Shillings. That the President are doing this just for himself. Shows the disregard of all the citizens of the Republic. Only care for his own existence and his own power.
The power corrupt and has made him into a Smeagol, who is keeping his “precious” power ring all to himself. We are wondering when the President will walk to Mount Doom and get his legacy into the burning fires of the volcano. The ring that he has forged himself on the Parliament steps of 1986. Is something he cannot be able to leave. Therefore, every time he is on his last term, he has fixed the Constitution to fit him. The same happen today, the ring is not ending. It continues and its eating him. He is becoming more addicted to ring and cannot let go.
President Museveni isn’t a victim, he is using the ring to extend his powers and his rule. His reign is continuing and not letting it go of it. He never will, he will change the laws until he stops breathing and looting the Republic.
Museveni thinks he has the ‘Correct Line’ but he is wrong. Dangerously wrong. There is no return from self-inflicted life presidency. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will go into history as the rebel who turned into the captor and hostage taker for decades upon end. The dictator and the despot who never ceased to give in and give up. Who had issues with killing in his own republic or using the national army as mercenaries in the bordering countries in the East African Community or the Horn of Africa.
That is the man, that was voted for and got all support from the Parliament today. On the 20th December 2017, it has been 11,648 days since he was first sworn-in as President, which is 31 Years 10 months and 10 days.
Clearly, he lives in the state of mind, that he cannot be defeated. What wounds he will collect and with destroying the legacy of his Constitution. The proof that it has no value was shown today for the whole world to see. It is now amended for the one who feels superior, who no one can beat and no one can take down. The one with the Correct Line.
However, that will not last forever, the NRM and Museveni has already lasted for this long. Nothing is written that it will last much more. But that depends on the react from Ugandans. From the people of the Republic. If they want to get rid of this man with his “precious” power.
The Smeagol, the Gollum and the addict of power. Museveni has his precious. How long that is his to keep. Is not up to him, but to the people of the Republic. So what say you, can he be defeated? Peace.