Opinion: Mr. Life-President Museveni is apparently a little bit testy!
There is no shadow of a doubt that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a testy and a sour old man, who expects to praised and loved. Therefore, when people doesn’t show him love, he forces himself on you and the public in ways than none other he could. So when he was worried that no one was interested in his New Years Address to the Public. He used the Uganda Communication Commission to use licenses agreement to force the broadcasters on TV and Radio to show his speech. Everything else had to stop and his voice and wonderful poetic words of wisdom had to shared countrywide.
It is just daunting that this man is living in bubble, in a bubble of yes men and dozens of useless cronies. While several family members and clan people without knowledge or clue are running key institutions and businesses. That this President doesn’t see his mismanagement or are blind by his own EGO is not easy to say. But clearly, he is short-sighted. As during the General Elections of 2016, when he was planning more rigging. The President paid dozens of Pastors and Clergy a visit, he gave dozens of them cars and envelopes so they could spread the Yellow Steady Progress.
Now that he has signed himself recently into life presidency, as the terms are supposed not to end in 2021, but in 2023. Since the Private Bill of Raphael Magyezi got signed, the infamous and deception bill ‘Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 2. of 2017’. Is now enacted after the Parliament after shady dealings and “consultations fees”. Has pushed through and forced Museveni on them. While they returned the Presidential Limits, like they matter. They will be taken away, if Museveni still breathes by the end of the next coming two terms. We know it and they know it.
That is why it is interesting and sad, that the President and his fellow cronies cannot manage some questions from a Bishop. If you are so high and mighty, life president, why worry about what a some clergy men are saying in Church? Why are you so worried and why does Ofwono Opondo care? He liked it when the paid and gave SUVs to Pentecostal Pastors during the elections. Then they could have a summit with the President and pledge allegiance to their earthy king and get fed too!
Now, that he has signed the doomsday bill, the one bill made for his legacy, the one where he proved for the second time; that the Constitution has to be altered when it doesn’t fit. Just as before the 2006 elections, the same happen now before he turned 75 officially. Who knows how old Museveni really is, he could be older than Moses for all we know. The documentation we do have is shady and weak enough for any public official. He even tried to forge a birthday and age in 2016, without anybody believing the trick.
That is maybe why he is so defensive, he struggles with the fact. The fact that he is living on lie, the lie is that he is not popular, he is not elected by the people and he is not loved by the people. The people he serves despise him and dislike him. The ones near him who is not family or clan-members are only there to eat and couldn’t care less about him. The former friends are now bitter enemies and easily become targets. Therefore, it is very few he can trust.
President Museveni is clearly loosing edge and knows it. His aides knows it and the defenses are becoming so benign. The reality is that Age Limit Bill of 2017. Is now the ones sealing his final chapter. The chapter that dissolved the whole idea of liberation. He is now the Mobutu in the flesh, he is now despot for life. Nothing change him from his predecessors. The only thing is the name and the promise he had in the late 1980s and early 1990s. That train has left, there is no slow train coming of promising reforms. Only more shady deals, trying times of paying back gained debt and troubled waters of insecurity created by his vicious political games. We can just imagine what the outcome can be.
What we do know, is that NRM and Museveni is testy, they cannot mange to be question. Not even by a Bishop. Not by Clergy, then they cannot manage to be questioned by anyone. They are now walking on thin ice and wondering when they will fall through and drown. That is what Museveni and NRM fears. They will not say it, but they knew they spiked their own water when the President signed the bill.
We just have to await and see how long for the spiked water to have an affect and self-destroy. Peace.