“He has always wanted to build a monarchy; you know he calls himself the Ssabagabe (the king of kings) and he cannot be the Ssabagabe without having full control over land.” – Wilfred Niwagaba MP
It seems like the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the “Yes-Men” around the President is fielding the idea of giving Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni the title of Field Marshal. Just as his not only the President, the Commander-in-Chief and the Head of State isn’t enough. He has also kept his title as the General.
That is why many refers to him as the General, which is natural. Some has referred to him as the King of Kings or the Ssabagabe. As he wants to be the anointed one and the royalty of his own court. He wants to be more than a mere mortal and have a royal heritage. That he oozes greatness and is ushering in a new era. However, the greed of power and prolonged stay in office is only repeating the sins of the past.
The ability to give him own titles, land, businesses, nepotism, corruption, torture, extra-judicial killings, destruction of institutions and becoming the personification of the state. Is a reason for self-inflicted harm and destruction of the state, which he resides over. He is taking away all the little reform and progress he delivered in the past. Taken it all away and he has resided in the highest of office with any transparency, accountability or responsibility to tell what’s his doing.
That is why the likes of Ministers and Yes-Men are saying he should become the Field Marshal. The highest rank of the army. Be the militant and the army commander he is. It is not like his beloved character anymore or have popular stance in the general public. Those years have long gone and passed. There is enough water under bridge for that.
He is already rehashing the ideas of the depleted state of the predecessors. Already tormenting his opposition, dissidents and people are coming back dead from their meeting with destiny or the tyranny of his state. The opposition are already political prisoners, the state is retaliating with all means and there is no space for them to breathe. Therefore, Museveni isn’t delivering a change or freedom, which his so often. He has the freedom, but his peers don’t have the same.
If he becomes Field Marshal, he will be in the same fashion as Idi Amin. A fellow he has always been so proud of toppling, because of his tyrannical reign. Now, his repeating all the sins of him and doing the same to the peasants too. Crippling the economy and coming with the military, if anyone dares to oppose him.
That’s why his just selling himself short and destroying his own name. His being do so for years. However, if his pride catches him and he eats this title. His just the epitome of an emperor. His showing his arrogance and how he belittles the general public. As he entitles himself and calls himself by fashionable names.
The King of Kings, the Fountain of Honour, His Excellency (H.E.), the Field Marshal and President Museveni. Peace.