“NRM people have their own weaknesses of being lazy and useless but at least they don’t disturb us. The other ones are lazy, selfish and disruptive. The opposition and their foreign backers are both useless and disruptive” (…)”Nobody is going to disturb our elections. I know all these games played by foreigners and I wish them good luck but I assure you we will have peaceful elections. Anybody who wants to put himself in the path of our right you have no right to disturb our peace. Let everybody follow the law and there will be peace” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the National Thanksgiving Service at Entebbe State House on the 11th December 2020
It is really rich the way the President warns the opposition and says it disruptive. We know that the President of Uganda have no heart for the opposition. He rather rule supreme without any democratic safeguards and never be questioned what so ever. The President would prefer a one-party with him at the helm.
President Museveni shows that sort of sentiment here. He comes with baseless claims. The man who has lived on donor funds, foreign grants and supported by outside forces since participated in the FRONASA in the late 1970s. Therefore, the old man should chill with this argument. Unless, he delivers proof and shows things can indicates his argument. If not, it is rubbish and lies used to trick the public.
The President knows this… and has no issues using this. Spreading this words saying its others who incite violence and disrupts society. However, he never takes any real accountability for the orders of the Police Force and other Security Agencies. They are said to be looked into, but usually goes off free. While the supporters and citizens who participate in opposition rallies, demonstrations and whatnot can be found to be coordinated with foreign gangs to disturb the peace. Nevertheless, the public never carried guns, tear-gas or anything else.
President Museveni has to come with stern warnings and threats. Not like he can give real peace and sustainable future. Unless, he has shackled the communities and citizens in general. As they have all to follow him blindly and know that his the only one that rule over them. That is what he does and hopes to get away with.
The President is thinking the public …. is naive and believe his words. Alas, he said the same before and come with similar warnings. That is because he only has that. The empty threats and not proven foreign association. Not like he could the Republic without foreign support either. That is why its hypocrisy. The man couldn’t even finish or win his Bush-War without the support of Libya.
That is why the old man shouldn’t speak of ill of that. He maybe don’t want to beg in his old age. However, he still needs legitimacy and be friendly with donors to get funds to run his government. Therefore, the man … shouldn’t do all of this. Because, when he has no proof and he has the history of living large on the plate of foreigners himself.
President Museveni should instead ensure the elections goes on without impunity, injustice and arbitrary arrests. The state can offer peaceful elections and campaign. Still, that is impossible when it interferes and blocks some parties from doing their work. Nevertheless, the President and his regime doesn’t have the heart to do this. They don’t have the courage or ability to do the right thing.
This President will use force and assault all values to stay in power. That is why his coming with threats and warnings with baseless claims. Peace.